General Residency Information

A residency in family medicine is three years long and includes outpatient and inpatient training in adult medicine, pediatrics, and obstetrics. In 2011, there were 453 family medicine residencies offering 2708 trainings. Family medicine residencies are in all 50 states in all types of communities, clinics, and hospital systems. Fellowship opportunities after residency include, but are not limited to, women’s health or obstetrics, sports medicine, adolescent medicine, rural health, geriatrics, international medicine, substance abuse, research, palliative care, urgent and emergency care, integrative medicine, and hospitalist programs.

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