The Family Practice Residency Program sounds like a good fit for you!
Based on your answers, it seems like your interests or preferences make you a good applicant for the Family Practice Residency Program at Sinai Chicago.
But why family practice vs. internal medicine? What’s the difference between them?
Family practice physicians:
- See patients of all ages (it’s estimated that 10% to 15% of those patients are children), while internal medicine physicians only treat adults.
- Can provide both inpatient and outpatient care, but typically do more on the outpatient side.
- Are all about being holistic. Providing care that’s centered around the entire being — with an emphasis on continuity of care, disease prevention, and health maintenance — is at the heart of what they do.
One other key difference between family and internal medicine that may impact your decision is the focus on preventive medicine. With family practice, you build long lasting relationships with your patients, and sometimes whole families.
This leads to a focus on preventing health concerns, and not just addressing the issues that arise. If this sounds interesting to you, the Family Practice Residency may offer a better fit.
If you’re not 100 percent sure which program is for you, take some time to learn more about each one. At Sinai Chicago, we aren’t just looking for the best residents for our programs, but we want to ensure that you are choosing the best program for you.
Questions? Request a chat with a residency program leader to learn more about the program.