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Discussion in 'Family Medicine' started by Peeshee, Aug 3, 2002.

  1. Peeshee

    Peeshee Senior Member

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    Is it true that if you work for the Indian Health Service or a similar place that you don't have to have completed your residency? Someone once told me that they accept some medical school graduates who have passed both Steps 1 and 2. I am not sure though if this is accurate.

    Also, for the loan repayment, do they pay for all loans, including alternative loans, or only for stafford loans?
    Thanks!
     
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  3. Lee

    Lee Sleestack
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    No place will take you if you don't have a license. You need to take Steps I - III and complete an internship in order to get a license.

    I would strongly discourage any physician that is considering not having a full residency and board certification. Many insurers will only contract with board certified (residency trained) physicians.

    IHS and USPHS both repay loans between 20,000 - 35,000 per year. Go to their respective Web sites to learn more.
     
  4. xraydoc

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    I agree, don't cut short your medical education, I think you will regret it in the long run. It is very easy (sort of) just to continue to take the punishment and do your residency/fellowship etc... It is exceedingly difficult if not almost impossible to quit being a regular doc and go back to being a student. I just can't imagine going back now, and I have been at this attending thing for only 2 years. One has a tendency to grow accustomed to the certain advantages! ;)
     
  5. spartydoc

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    hey xraydoc, you live in East Lansing?? I am a sophmore at michigan state and am interested in going into family medicine..... You think you could help me out??????
     

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