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What about Family Practice/ER

Discussion in 'Clinical Rotations' started by Mire, Dec 27, 2001.

  1. Mire

    Mire Member 7+ Year Member

    Dec 12, 2001
    Has anyone heard about Family Practice/ ER combo residencies? If so where?

    On another note, what are the drawbacks to Family Practice?
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  3. Ponyboy

    Ponyboy Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jan 27, 1999
    In Canada, family medicine residents can apply for a one year training program in emergency medicine (bringing their total training time to 3 years (family medicine is only two years in Canada)). This allows them to practice emergency medicine in Canada. However, they do not qualify to write the ABEM exams and thus, cannot become board certified in the US (only residents who go through the five year residency in EM in canada are eligible for ABEM certification). To my knowledge, there is no family med/EM program in the US. There is one EM fellowship for family docs but this does not qualify them to sit for the ABEM's or to practice EM.
  4. Charlie

    Charlie Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jan 5, 1999
    There are three osteopathic FM/EM residencies... MSUCOM, NYCOM, and OUCOM, I think. Check the AOA's website.

  5. oldman

    oldman Senior Citizen 10+ Year Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    If you work in a rural area you might end up doing EM just because there is no one else to do it.
  6. mikegoal

    mikegoal rebmeM 10+ Year Member

    Jul 31, 2001
    there are a bunch of internal medicine/em residencies
  7. kenfused

    kenfused Senior Member Partner Organization 7+ Year Member

    Jun 24, 2002
    SDN Partner
    IM/EM is fairly popular.
    UCLA has a very good program. Their residents are impressive!
  8. Winged Scapula

    Winged Scapula Cougariffic! Staff Member Administrator Physician Faculty Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 15+ Year Member

    Apr 9, 2000
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    Moving to General Residency Forum...

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