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Family Medicine

Specialty Description

A family physician provides continuing, comprehensive health care for the individual and family. Family Medicine 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. The family physician is concerned with the total health care of the individual and the family and is trained to diagnose and treat a wide variety of ailments in patients of all ages. Special emphasis is placed on the primary care of families, utilizing consultants, and community resources when appropriate.

Pathway Director

Jennifer Hamilton, MD, PhD
jlh88@drexel.edu

Drexel Fourth Year Discipline Based Pathway System

Drexel and Clinical Site Residency Programs

Drexel Medical Student Interest Group

Family Medicine Interest Group: FamilymedDUCOM@gmail.com

Time Requirement


The residency training for family practice is three years. An additional year of training is required to be certified in a subspecialty.

Subspecialties

National Organizations

The national specialty organizations can provide medical students with excellent resources as well as updates on current activities within the field, conferences, and on-going research opportunities and research funding.

Residency Application and Match Info*

ERAS - Application Services

NRMP - Matching Program

  Data National Statistic DUCoM
  Average Application Count by Specialty (2017)** 30 39.4
  Mean Number of programs ranked in matched specialty (2014-2016)*** 10.6 11.2

 

Drexel Match Data --2014 - 2015 - 2016 - 2017 - 2018 - 2019

 

*The number of applications and programs ranked will vary based on many factors. Students should seek advice from their Pathway Advisor and/or their Student Affairs Career Advisor in conjunction with the data above.
**Data drawn from ERAS data
*** Data drawn from NRMP Characterstics of Matched Seniors

AAMC - Careers in Medicine

General Information: Careers in Medicine
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Specialty Specific Opportunities

For external research, volunteering, educational, and other opportunities check the Career Advising Website pages on Research and Community, Educational, and Externship Opportunities. Most of these opportunities are summer programs however some are available throughout the year.