Helpful Links

Choosing any medical specialty is a difficult part of transitioning from a medical student to a physician. Family medicine is a specialty that allows you to have a variety of patient contact experiences from delivering babies to visiting nursing home patients; it is a specialty that focuses on the whole patient and prevention of chronic illness.

If you feel family medicine is right for you, or if you just want to explore family medicine, the following links provide excellent information on the practice of family medicine and all its benefits.

Family Medicine Interest Group
American Academy of Family Physicians
American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
July 1, 2007, issue of American Family Physician. The article, "Responses to Medical Students' Frequently Asked Questions About Family Medicine,"