Family Medicine

 

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According to the American Association of Family Practice, “Family medicine is the medical specialty which provides continuing, comprehensive health care for the individual and family. It is a specialty in breadth that integrates the biological, clinical and behavioral sciences. The scope of family medicine encompasses all ages, both sexes, each organ system and every disease entity.”  -http://www.aafp.org/online/en/home/policy/policies/f/fammeddef.html

 

5 KEY POINTS ABOUT JOINING THE SPECIALTY

  • -In 2012 there were 10,104 Family Medicine Resident Physicians of which 3,959 were minorities and 5,531 were women.
  • -39% of Family Medicine Physicians have a level of debt greater than $200,000
  • -2011 Average USMLE Step 1 Score ~211
  • -2011 Average USMLE Step 2 Score ~227
  • -2011 Major Professional Organization: American Association of Family Physicians 

 

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References:

http://www.aafp.org/online/en/home/aboutus/specialty/facts/22.html