Family Medicine or Internal Medicine: One Resident’s Choice

My third year of medical school cemented the passion for primary care I developed as a volunteer in a clinic for undocumented immigrants in San Francisco. Relationship building, continuity of care, and seeing the impact a primary care physician can have on a patient’s health all ignited my passion more than any angioplasty or neurosurgery ever could. But one question continued to nag me as I filled in the bubbles of my electronic residency application form and formulated my personal statement: family medicine or internal medicine?

Dr. Oz Is Wrong: The Country Doctor Is (Still) In

For anybody who believes that the old fashioned, country doctor is just an outdated notion, Dr. Richard Young is here to tell you otherwise. In a recent New Yorker article about him, Dr. Mehmet Oz was paraphrased as saying that “Marcus Welby – the kindly, accessible, but straight-talking television doctor – is dead.” If he …

Family Medicine or Internal Medicine: How One Student Chose

Match Day is one of the most important days in a medical student’s life. It’s when students learn which residency program they “matched” into and whether the match will lead them to a clinic down the street or a hospital across the country. But the road to Match Day is often paved with tough decisions. Here, Anoop Raman, who will be starting NYPH-Columbia Family Medicine Residency in July, tells us how he chose between family medicine and internal medicine-primary care.