A few weeks ago, our team reached out to a member of our national network with whom we hadn’t connected in more than five years. Over scones and lattes, a question was posed, “How are you?” His response left me speechless.
Primary Care Progress’ 6th Annual Gregg Stracks Leadership Summit is less than a week away! Today on the blog, we’re featuring one of our major sponsors, the University of Utah Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, and their contributions to our primary care community. Stay tuned for more sponsor Q&As next week, and enjoy Michael K. …
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?
I was cautioned that some programs were primary care tracks in name only and might have just one or two features that distinguish them from categorical programs. However, nearly all of the primary care tracks I saw appeared to offer exceptional training to prepare future physicians to not only adapt to, but also innovate in, our evolving healthcare system.
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.