Help! I'm an MS3 who has until been now been considering internal medicine with future plans to specialize in infectious disease. I've always had a strong interest in public health in underserved communities and international medicine and internal med seems like the obvious choice to pursue these interests. However, I wasn't exactly thrilled with my internal med clerkship- I liked taking care of patients with chronic problems in a non-surgical setting, but I just hated the endless list of problems that came in with. And plus the feeling that you have to know everything about everything. I honestly thought, if this is what my life for the next three years will be like that I would be pretty miserable doing internal med. So lately I have been talking to other students and residents about PM&R and it seems like it everyone who does it has been really happy with their choice. I like the fact that PM&R incorporates a little bit of everything, including neurology, ortho, and anesthesia. I will be doing a rotation in July to rule in/out PM&R. However, my question is: is PM&R a field where I would still be able to puruse my interests in international/public health? I know it is not exactly a typical primary care field, but I am feeling very conflicted over my interests in public health and my desire to actually puruse a primary care field such as internal med. Any advice or input would be appreciated!! Thanks.