I keep on reading these articles on how 0.0002% of medical graduates say they want to go into FM and how even fewer attendings would go into the field if they could do it all over again and blah blah blah... I am a third year Medical Student and I have yet to begin my Family Medicine rotation. However, I am having trouble imagining what sucks so much about FM. Granted it's much lower reimbursement than some of the other specialties. But, I always thought it would be great to educate on preventative care, build long term relationships with patients, and have the opportunity to refer to specialists as need. Also, training is shorter, and you can start paying off debt sooner. And, there is always going to be a demand for good family docs, especially considering that it saves health care $$$ to focus on preventative care (and I have trouble believing the paranoia that NP's and PA's will eventually take over the primary care field). So I guess my question is...for those of you who are practicing primary care physicians, or residents. What are your thoughts on the field. Is it really that bad??? I trying to be hopeful here.. so I appreciate your help. Maybe there is even a FP doc or two out there that even love what they do. Imagine that?