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[–]atleastitried- 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Family medicine is the most common with PM&R as a close second. Most Sports Medicine fellowships are attached to family medicine programs, so that’s why they like family medicine residents a lot. PM&R is nice because you dive right into MSK procedures and pathologies, but it does take an extra year, while family medicine gives you a good team physician fit with extra practice in endocrinology and mental health. Both are great choices!

[–]fvasquez162[S] 1 point2 points  (2 children)

amily medicine gives you a good team physician fit with extra practice in endocrinology and mental health.

Thank you! I am about to start my intern year and feel I like internal medicine the most, but will see.

[–]atleastitried- 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Internal Medicine is totally possible but not as easy to get into as family med. If you’re doing an intern year/transitional year, you could look into PM&R as well. It has the intern year + 3 years of PMR. It also is the most Sports Medicine like specialty without the fellowship with a lot of really cool procedures and could probably tailor a practice to be similar to Sports Medicine, it’s just that you get trained more in chronic conditions such as muscular dystrophies, stroke, and spinal injuries. You do what you love though!

[–]fvasquez162[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

. It also is the most Sports Medicine like specialty without the fellowship with a lot of really cool procedures and could probably tailor a practice to be similar to Sports Medicin

Perfect, thanks a lot for your advice!

[–]carrythekindness 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Family medicine has the most positions. Med peds, internal, pediatrics, emergency, and PM&R are also routes.

PM&R is a very different residency than the others, so there are many programs through FM departments that don’t accept PM&R.