Can someone tell me the major difference b/w the two? Obviously, family practice is more concerned with the family as a whole, but i mean beyond that, what's the difference? Couldn't a general internist simply happen to treat many family's? I ask this b/c I have always been interested in General Internal Medicine. But now, after much research, I can't see why I shouldn't just go for Family Medicine. After all, it has the highest demand. Intelligent answers are much appreciated, and thanks for your help.