Responses to Medical Students' Frequently Asked Questions About Family Medicine

Am Fam Physician. 2016 Feb 1;93(3):Online.


This article provides answers to many of the common questions that medical students ask about the specialty of family medicine. It describes the crucial role that family physicians have in the evolving health care environment, the scope of practice, the diverse career opportunities available, the education and training of family physicians, the economic realities of a career in family medicine, why the future is so bright for family medicine, and why family physicians are passionate about their work.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Career Choice*
  • Family Practice / education*
  • Humans
  • Physicians, Family / education*
  • Schools, Medical*
  • Students, Medical*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires*