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IM - Primary Care Track

Packamylase

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    Hey everybody,

    I'm interested in being a General Internist - Ambulatory or Hospitalist. Do you think you could help me find all of the IM Residencies that have a Primary Care track?

    Let's make a list here:

    CWRU - MetroHealth
    NY-Presbyterian (Columbia)
    UCSF
    UC Davis
    UAB
    U of Wisconsin
    George Washington
    UConn
    Emory
    BIDMC
    U of Washington

    ... I know there are others.

    These I have found just through a quick Google search. If you find others, will you please post them here?

    Thanks everyone!
     
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    gutonc

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      Rep to you - Thanks! Apparently, there are 114 Primary Care Tracks.

      Which is why I brought it up. Do you not have advising at your school? Because FREIDA is "Rising MS4 101." If you've had even one lecture about 4th year/residency apps and this wasn't brought up, you probably have a good legal case to get your tuition money back.

      I swear we had 3 or 4 required class meetings by this point in my 3rd year to discuss the ins and outs of the application process. And I went to a pretty crap school.
       

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        Which is why I brought it up. Do you not have advising at your school? Because FREIDA is "Rising MS4 101." If you've had even one lecture about 4th year/residency apps and this wasn't brought up, you probably have a good legal case to get your tuition money back.

        I swear we had 3 or 4 required class meetings by this point in my 3rd year to discuss the ins and outs of the application process. And I went to a pretty crap school.

        He's an osteopathic student. I can say from personal experience and from reviewing the Osteopathic medical student forum posts that residency advisement tends to be poor to nonexistent in osteopathic schools. Mostly this is just plain incompetence on the part of the schools, but also due to the hidden agenda of osteopathic schools wanting to push their students into osteopathic residencies or the typically poor ACGME residencies that are part of their OPTI system (both for financial gain). These institutions profit off of their students' ignorance, which I find depressing.
         

        Packamylase

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          He's an osteopathic student. I can say from personal experience and from reviewing the Osteopathic medical student forum posts that residency advisement tends to be poor to nonexistent in osteopathic schools. Mostly this is just plain incompetence on the part of the schools, but also due to the hidden agenda of osteopathic schools wanting to push their students into osteopathic residencies or the typically poor ACGME residencies that are part of their OPTI system (both for financial gain). These institutions profit off of their students' ignorance, which I find depressing.

          We are told about FREIDA, but I've never received a tutorial on it, unfortunately.
           

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            does anyone know if the primary care track is good if i'm considering becoming a hospitalist? or would the non primary care track be preferred? sounds to me that the goal of the pc track may be to focus on training physicians who are interested in outpatien IM...i could be wrong
             

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              does anyone know if the primary care track is good if i'm considering becoming a hospitalist? or would the non primary care track be preferred? sounds to me that the goal of the pc track may be to focus on training physicians who are interested in outpatien IM...i could be wrong

              No...you are correct. Primary care means just that. Outpatient, primary care. Not "inpatient, problem specific care provided by an internist."

              Don't try to game the system...ultimately you'll lose. If you want to do PC, apply to a PC track. If you want to be a hospitalist or a specialist, apply to the general track. Most PC tracks include a lot of extra general outpatient clinic (you know...primary care). If you don't love this, you'll probably want to kill yourself if you wind up in one of these tracks. I actually traded an ambulatory month for an ICU month because I couldn't take another month of PC.

              Buddha bless those who want to do PC (because they are sorely needed) but it was NOT for me.
               

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                No...you are correct. Primary care means just that. Outpatient, primary care. Not "inpatient, problem specific care provided by an internist."

                Don't try to game the system...ultimately you'll lose. If you want to do PC, apply to a PC track. If you want to be a hospitalist or a specialist, apply to the general track. Most PC tracks include a lot of extra general outpatient clinic (you know...primary care). If you don't love this, you'll probably want to kill yourself if you wind up in one of these tracks. I actually traded an ambulatory month for an ICU month because I couldn't take another month of PC.

                Buddha bless those who want to do PC (because they are sorely needed) but it was NOT for me.

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