Nyphys summed it up nicely. FPs tend to be the "jack of all trades". They do some adults, some peds, some gyn, some OB (mostly in rural areas, as stated).
As an internist, all I know how to take care of are adults. Most of my residency experience was inpatient. In the future, residency programs will be requiring more outpatient experience, since most of us do primary care. FPs are very limited in terms of fellowship options. I think they can do sports medicine and a couple of others, but nothing like GI, Cards, etc. Fps cannot function as hospitalists. I am told that some hospitals won't grant privs to FPs. It really depens on what you want to do. If you never want to touch a kid or do gyn, then FP would waste a lot of your time. If being able to do a bit of everything appeals to you, then FP is great. Income is about the same between the 2. G
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