PreMedAdAG

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Ok, call me lazy, but I Just don't feel like browsing boards since I should be studying, but can anyone give me some useful information on....

1. Are there loan forgiveness programs or scholarships for going into family practice? I'm really interested in this field and would be willing to dedicate time in a certain area if some of my debt could be forgiven.

2. What are my options for becoming board certified for a couple things, ie. family practice, psych, or family practice and peds? Are there programs out there like this? I know the latter is probably an inconceivable option, but I'm just curious. I keep swaying in between peds, FP, and psych ...

Thanks!

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PreMedAdAG said:
Are there loan forgiveness programs or scholarships for going into family practice?
http://nhsc.bhpr.hrsa.gov/
http://www.ihs.gov/

What are my options for becoming board certified for a couple things, ie. family practice, psych, or family practice and peds? Are there programs out there like this?
http://risley.net/residency/

I've heard of FM-EM, FM-IM, FM-OB, FM-preventive, FM-MBA, and FM-psych, but I've never heard of an FM-peds residency. If that seems attractive to you, consider med-peds.
 

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PreMedAdAG said:
2. What are my options for becoming board certified for a couple things, ie. family practice, psych, or family practice and peds? Are there programs out there like this? I know the latter is probably an inconceivable option, but I'm just curious. I keep swaying in between peds, FP, and psych ...

Thanks!

MS2
EM/FM combined have been approved recently but don't exist yet (aren't listed anywhere), there is a couple of IM/FM and a bunch of Psych./FM.
I don't have personal experience but since you can treat children as a family pract. choosing psych./FM might give you a bit of insight in everything (although I suspect that it might take many years and the right balance of patients to become good in all the covered areas)
...just an idea