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    dawgdoc is offline Junior Member
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    Family Medicine/Internal Medicine Timeline Question

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    I am interested in family medicine(GP) and internal medicine. How many years of residency would I have to complete after medical school before I could practice independently?

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    fp vs IM

    after med school.
    3 years for FP, 3years for IM, can moonlight after one year in some places. Pay is $30-50/k per year as a resident. Moonlighting can add another $100K if you are a mad man like I was.
    Successful SGU grad

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    And....

    If you aren't set on going to a big city, and rural medicine appeals to you, you might be able to sign a contract with a smaller hospital or town to pay back your loans, and possibly even give you a stipend during residency.

    It happens. And when I say rural medicine, I ain't talkin' about 'the sticks' literally. There are lots of moderately-sized towns (around 50k people) who need doctors desperately. Heck, I'd work in a 50k town with $150k salary with my loans paid back over a $200k job in a big city just about any day.... but that's just me. Cost of living is orders of magnitude cheaper, you can have a much nicer life, if you ask me.... but then... you didn't, did you?

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    Plan...

    That's EXACTLY my plan! We WANT to live in a small town (50K) rural area as TRMedic describes. As a bonus you get your tuition paid back. In our case that would be the best of both worlds!

    Unfortunately, I've got about 40 months of school ahead of me before I can start thinking about this...

    WantMD :-)

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    recent grad I know..

    ...He recently graduated from AUC and finished his residency in the last year in IM. He accepted a position at a small town hospital with a population somewhere around 25-35,000. Pay is approx 180K and they pay something like 40% of his loans for a 2 year contract. Not bad for a small town. Cost of living in very cheap.
    Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.

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