Our goal in Family Medicine - Medical Student Eduction is for interested students to thoughtfully:
- Consider the specialty of family practice using the best (most accurate and unbiased) information available.
- Personally decide whether to pursue additional training in family practice.
After years of assisting students to select their specialty and residency, we have the following suggestion: Be selfish in choosing a medical specialty. You are the one who has to be happy while practicing your specialty for the next 20-35 years! Choose your specialty based on what is important to you, and make sure you don't abdicate the selection of your specialty to someone else...a parent, spouse, respected role model, or faculty.
Drs. Kent Voorhees and David Gaspar are the initial resources for students wishing to explore Family Medicine as a career. We encourage students to contact them to begin the advising process. After discussing your interests, they can connect you with additional family physician advisors matched to your interests.