Responses to medical students' frequently asked questions about family medicine

Amy McGaha, Elizabeth Garrett, Ann C. Jobe, Peter Nalin, Warren P. Newton, Perry A. Pugno, Norman B. Kahn

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This article provides answers to many questions medical students ask about the specialty of family medicine. It was developed through the collaborative efforts of several family medicine organizations, including the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors, and the Association of Departments of Family Medicine. The article discusses the benefits of primary care and family medicine, the education and training of family physicians, the scope of medical practice in the specialty, and issues related to lifestyle and medical student debt.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-106
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Family Physician
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2007
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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McGaha, A., Garrett, E., Jobe, A. C., Nalin, P., Newton, W. P., Pugno, P. A., & Kahn, N. B. (2007). Responses to medical students' frequently asked questions about family medicine. American Family Physician, 76(1), 99-106.