what is the difference b/w family practice and medicine/pediatrics

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  1. applicant2002

    applicant2002 Senior Member

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    what is the diff. b/w family practice and medicine/pediatrics.
     
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  3. synite

    synite Senior Member

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    good q...i'd like to know also.
     
  4. platinumdoc

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    Major Differences:
    PROS of Combined
    1) Dual Board Certification
    2) Opportunity to subspecialize in Internal Medicine or Ped's
    3) More extensive inpatient training
    CON
    1) 2 Sets of boards to complete
    2) If you don't want to subspecialize or go into academics, why do it?
    3) More competetive for dual programs.

    PROS OF FAMILY PRACTICE
    1) Fill in the blank...Hell, I don't know.
    2) Noncompetetive
    3) Benign Residency
    4) Continuity of Care (Birth to Death)
    5) Generally outpatient practice
    6) Flexibility in what type of practice you want (primary care, inpatient, OB)
    7) High Demand
    CONS
    1) Limited training judging the scope of care that you are expected to practice in an HMO.
    2) Long hours, little pay
    3) HMO's
    4) Limited Fellowship opportunities compared to Peds or IM
    5) djflkja...oops, sorry, that was my daughter typing in her comments.... :)
     
  5. im4real

    im4real Senior Member

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    An extra year also.

    Family Med... 3 years
    IM/PEDS... 4 years
     

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