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Can anyone remind me whats the difference with Primary Care IM categoricla positions? and those named just Categoricla IM?
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During residency Primary care education will be mostly oriented on outpatient clinics etc. compared to categoricals PC track does 2 months more of Ambulatory Care Rotation ( Categoricals do elective or wards during that time).

Usually ppl from primary care go to General Outpatient practice
Categoricals to general in patient practice.

Both tracks have same chances in regards of Fellowship. meaning that if you are PC resident and decide to do ID - you can go for it

THIS IS MY PERSONAL OPINION: Programs get more slots for residencies if they have 2 different tracks ( Cat. and PC ), compare that to program that has only Categorical.
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During residency Primary care education will be mostly oriented on outpatient clinics etc. compared to categoricals PC track does 2 months more of Ambulatory Care Rotation ( Categoricals do elective or wards during that time).

Usually ppl from primary care go to General Outpatient practice
Categoricals to general in patient practice.

Both tracks have same chances in regards of Fellowship. meaning that if you are PC resident and decide to do ID - you can go for it

THIS IS MY PERSONAL OPINION: Programs get more slots for residencies if they have 2 different tracks ( Cat. and PC ), compare that to program that has only Categorical.
Thank you. Brookdale turns to be PC program. Now I understand why they have 4+1 week outpatient program. and yes absolutely they do have fellowship opportunities. as inhouse as well as out-house
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I do am interested in ID and really not sure why it is considered not that prestigious I don't think Rectum (GI) is more prestigious.
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I do am interested in ID and really not sure why it is considered not that prestigious I don't think Rectum (GI) is more prestigious.
Many members of this forum will be offended by calling their (dream, future, etc ) specialty the ending part of Gastrointestinal system
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Many members of this forum will be offended by calling their (dream, future, etc ) specialty the ending part of Gastrointestinal system
Thank you for always trying to make a better person from me.
Considering half if not more life of GI consists of Colonoscopy I don't think anyone should be offended but be absolutely ready. and I don't at all exclude to end up GI. thats the closest profession to my profession
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So those who work in outpatient setting have less stress , work time and duties?
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I do am interested in ID and really not sure why it is considered not that prestigious I don't think Rectum (GI) is more prestigious.
It's all about the $$$$$ that's why people do GI.
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