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here's a question for everybody....

if you could get into a FM program or IM program which specialty would u pick if you were planning on sticking to primary care and not doing a fellowship? Also why?
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This is a very good question. I don't know why nobody has answered it so far because I've been wondering the same thing.
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I guess its my fault i didnt start it up properly. heres what im thinking....

-family u have a broader group you can see in case u ever want to open up a practice.

-about the same pay scale even though IM is higher

-FM is definitely easier to match than IM.

Thats about all I have. It seems if your end goal is primary care family is the way to go mainly because u will be able to see more people.

Are there any benefits of IM over FM besides 10k more on avg?
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I guess its my fault i didnt start it up properly. heres what im thinking....

-family u have a broader group you can see in case u ever want to open up a practice.

-about the same pay scale even though IM is higher

-FM is definitely easier to match than IM.

Thats about all I have. It seems if your end goal is primary care family is the way to go mainly because u will be able to see more people.

Are there any benefits of IM over FM besides 10k more on avg?
Besides the fact that you're better trained to work in settings that involve:

1. Pediatrics
2. Ob/Gyn

I'd say procedural certifications as FM in those two make >10K/year.

People tend to rely on survey's too much.
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