But you are absolutely right, if earnings are a major priority the majority of sub-specialties will pay a little more (but not enough to justify the potential income-loss during training), the same, or even less than general pediatrics. My biggest reasons for choosing peds over IM (was deliberating between the two): In peds so often the kids get better. You're welcome. 10:00- Noon - Family-centered rounds. Most of their phone calls are reassurance calls from worried parents as opposed to true emergencies. Your message may be considered spam for the following reasons: JavaScript is disabled. As far as med peds in general, it is everything i hoped it would be. ._12xlue8dQ1odPw1J81FIGQ{display:inline-block;vertical-align:middle} I have a very broad experience and feel comfortable with sick patients of all areas. Med-Peds residency programs match a higher percentage of US medical students than Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, or Family Practice. You'll get opportunities to participate in the scary stuff when appropriate but the responsibility will not be on you. 2004 4. We … Your work is incredibly important - Your patients are often not at the end-stages of their diseases. Nobody signs up for 3-5 years of the hardest training of their lives without making a commitment. Which is better mango or pineapple. In terms of income, medicine varies greatly between the relatively lower paid general internal medicine to the very well compensated fields like cardiology and GI, especially in private practice. Combined internal medicine and pediatrics (usually referred to as Med-Peds) residency programs provide concurrent, dual training in both internal medicine and pediatrics, and allows eligibility for board certification and independent practice in both disciplines. The big thing you should know coming into the peds side is that you will have a lot more oversight. As someone who is pursuing fellowship, I will miss this part of general pediatrics the most. Internal medicine-pediatrics physicians: their care of children versus care of adults. ._3Im6OD67aKo33nql4FpSp_{border:1px solid var(--newCommunityTheme-widgetColors-sidebarWidgetBorderColor);border-radius:5px 5px 4px 4px;overflow:visible;word-wrap:break-word;background-color:var(--newCommunityTheme-body);padding:12px}.lnK0-OzG7nLFydTWuXGcY{font-size:10px;font-weight:700;letter-spacing:.5px;line-height:12px;text-transform:uppercase;padding-bottom:4px;color:var(--newCommunityTheme-navIcon)} I take great satisfaction in taking away pain, in relieving distressing symptoms, and even in just providing what comfort I can. Rounding tools are really helpful. It also is a medical-student friendly opportunity for them to present on patients they are following and have a chance to learn a little bit more about the patient. One major difference between the two also is that in internal medicine usually you have just one patient. Do you think this would make a PD question my dedication to peds, or is it ok? .LalRrQILNjt65y-p-QlWH{fill:var(--newRedditTheme-actionIcon);height:18px;width:18px}.LalRrQILNjt65y-p-QlWH rect{stroke:var(--newRedditTheme-metaText)}._3J2-xIxxxP9ISzeLWCOUVc{height:18px}.FyLpt0kIWG1bTDWZ8HIL1{margin-top:4px}._2ntJEAiwKXBGvxrJiqxx_2,._1SqBC7PQ5dMOdF0MhPIkA8{height:24px;vertical-align:middle;width:24px}._1SqBC7PQ5dMOdF0MhPIkA8{-ms-flex-align:center;align-items:center;display:-ms-inline-flexbox;display:inline-flex;-ms-flex-direction:row;flex-direction:row;-ms-flex-pack:center;justify-content:center} Furthermore, talk to any pediatrician and they will tell you they have to see a lot of patients to financially sustain themselves. Misconceptions: You know, I haven’t experienced that many misconceptions. The … If your goal is to directly intervene in critical pediatric illness, you will find no better specialty than critical care or emergency medicine. Secondly, male patients- particularly adolescents- definitely prefer having a male physician. Family medicine emerged with the primary care movement in the 1960s. /*# sourceMappingURL=https://www.redditstatic.com/desktop2x/chunkCSS/ReredditLink.f7b66a91705891e84a09.css.map*/helps shapes their management approach. Morning Report happens each Tuesday and Friday. Often lead by senior residents. Welcome to /r/MedicalSchool: an international community for medical students. Conclusions Internal medicine-pediatrics physicians are more likely to spend a majority of their clinical care focused on adults and to perceive that they stay more current in the care of adults than of children. .FIYolDqalszTnjjNfThfT{max-width:256px;white-space:normal;text-align:center} You’ll have several more months to do elective rotations in specialties that interest you. The emotional toil is real and requires you to develop coping mechanisms to deal with it. Some real downsides to the field: FM serves a very important outpatient role. I feel that with adults, each patient is more likely to represent a novel clinical challenge in that they can have any combination of comorbidities to their chief complaint. Here we will briefly overview the case, what our principal diagnosis is, what tests we plan to order, and answer any questions the patient’s family may have. Med-Peds is internal medicine and pediatrics combine specialty. PGY 4: Many programs offer a PGY 4 chief resident year. MPPDA Annual Meeting with American Board of Internal Medicine and American Board of Pediatrics. 2015 5. Family medicine training provides a broad overview of medicine, pediatrics, ob-gyn, sports medicine, psychiatry, etc. The residency wouldn't be so tough and grueling if the daily practice of IM didn't require so much background knowledge and mastery of medicine. If you find that caring for adults doesn’t foster the same level of interest or excitement that taking care of children does, I would highly encourage you to seek out this specialty. If you want to deal with adult issues, do medicine. LOL Dont pick IM/Peds because you can't make up your mind. Med-Peds has been in existence for 40+ years — it’s as old as Family Practice. Always had a lingering interest in caring for pediatric patients even while I worked in EMS prior to medical school. You enjoy localizing lesions with a neuro exam. And I also get a kick out of applying what I know, and of using the latest scientific advances to help my patients. The worst part is that one of these interactions can really ruin the rest of your day. The word pediatrics and its cognates mean "healer of children"; they derive from two Greek words: παῖς (pais "child") and ἰατρός (iatros "doctor, healer"). Don't waste time panicking about things like ACLS or how to intubate. I do not see how you can say that general IM is "easier" than general pediatrics. Basically they are little template sheets of paper divided by system. Here you will have a larger opportunity to moonlight, pursue elective rotations, complete pending research projects, and interview for fellowships if applicable. It's okay to not know something and not knowing it helps us understand where we can teach. Far too many parents come in demanding antibiotics because they are so sure that their 3 year old with the fever and the sniffles needs them. Peds generalists and subspecialists are typically compensated lower than the average physicians across the board. While I think it’s appropriate for many specialties, it’s also somewhat arbitrary. I truly think Pediatrics, by far, offers the largest variety of pathology and patient presentations. 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Cardio will give you time in the cath lab, OR, and with Echoes. With surgery in second, like you. I don't agree with this reality being the case, but there it is. 9:00- 10:00 - Table rounds. Our program, like many, will have a “night month” for PGY 2 and PGY 3. The programs have successfully transitioned to virtual platforms for the time being in response to COVID-19. Combined Med-Peds Conferences . We'll save it in our wiki for future reference! Board-certified pediatricians earn "certificates of added qualifications" in related disciplines via arrangements between the American Board of Pediatrics and another specialty board. I’m also a soon to be PGY-3 in peds. I personally think Pediatrics is really the best field you could possibly go into, but I recognize it’s not for everyone. Thanks to /u/babblingdairy for the good idea and structure. I’m happy to answer any questions you may have about the specialty that I love. 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Bad advice!!! The first half of MKSAP 19 should be available in July of 2021. Know their history, lab values, vitals trends, etc. I am planning on pursuing fellowship in Critical Care. We don’t have a lot of elective time until third year. Conferences include morning report, noon conference, chairman’s conferences, and grand rounds. Adults are far less demanding in this regard. Second year was also a lot more calls and nights. Then I would go into how peds is what I thought IM would be like, similar to the reasons you stated above (pathology diversity, making long-term improvements to health, rewarding relationships with patients). Why not just do IM/peds if you can't make up your mind? And while you will manage children with chronic (sometimes fatal) medical complexities, the environment is utterly unique. In the end I chose IM for these reasons: If you practice general IM, then wouldnt you see peds patients also? It makes financial sense for procedural-heavier specialties such as NICU, PICU, Cardiology, or GI. In the end, I'm not sure if you can call this a "great debate" or even a tiny little debate. Thx for sharing and writing this out OP! Pediatricians are predominately female, are there any dynamics from being a male in pediatrics that people don't typically know about? As I look at fellowship and job opportunities, everything is open to us. /*# sourceMappingURL=https://www.redditstatic.com/desktop2x/chunkCSS/TopicLinksContainer.361933014be843c79476.css.map*/._2ppRhKEnnVueVHY_G-Ursy{-ms-flex-align:center;align-items:center;display:-ms-flexbox;display:flex;margin:22px 0 0;min-height:200px;overflow:hidden;position:relative}._2KLA5wMaJBHg0K2z1q0ci_{margin:0 -7px -8px}._1zdLtEEpuWI_Pnujn1lMF2{bottom:0;position:absolute;right:52px}._3s18OZ_KPHs2Ei416c7Q1l{margin:0 0 22px;position:relative}.LJjFa8EhquYX8xsTnb9n-{filter:grayscale(40%);position:absolute;top:11px}._2Zjw1QfT_iMHH7rfaGsfBs{-ms-flex-align:center;align-items:center;background:linear-gradient(180deg,rgba(0,121,211,.24),rgba(0,121,211,.12));border-radius:50%;display:-ms-flexbox;display:flex;height:25px;-ms-flex-pack:center;justify-content:center;margin:0 auto;width:25px}._2gaJVJ6_j7vwKV945EABN9{background-color:var(--newCommunityTheme-button);border-radius:50%;height:15px;width:15px;z-index:1} Also did I mention kids are freaking cute? I’m also subjected to more hospital work than I would like. I hated rounding with a bloody passion, and would never want to work in a hospital ever again. I would fill one in for each of my patients and hang on to the sheet for quick reference the following day for trends. To it's credit, it will offer the candidate the widest variety of sub-specialty options. Years in practice: Three. Some programs have a “night float” schedule where there is a senior resident on an occasional week of nights while on an elective rotation. I'm starting med school next September (in Europe) and pediatrics has been my biggest interest so far! Certainly you can't prevent everything, but it's nice to be able to address these things before they happen. As medicine became more and more granularly specialized, the medical field pushed for more continuity of care. I still occasionally think about family medicine, and the trade-offs I made in choosing internal medicine. Combined Medicine/Pediatrics Residency = 0/16, 0% 2. Thus, we aren’t as well compensated as other specialties and regularly compete with Psych and FM for lowest specialties. Specialty boards sometimes partner to oversee combined training programs (eg, internal medicine-pediatrics). I just wanted to add that my experience of second year seems different from your description. Reddit; Wechat; Abstract. It is not known, however, whether this underrepresentation applies to the other major field of primary care, pediatrics. It was a frustrating thought. .s5ap8yh1b4ZfwxvHizW3f{color:var(--newCommunityTheme-metaText);padding-top:5px}.s5ap8yh1b4ZfwxvHizW3f._19JhaP1slDQqu2XgT3vVS0{color:#ea0027} I'm an IM resident. The kids are incredibly cute. Intensive care has a lot of physiology, so reviewing things like interpreting ABGs, acid-base disruptions, and immunology are pretty high-yield. Wasn’t until my rotations that I realized that Pediatrics was the best fit for me (Gen surg, interestingly, was the close runner up). PGY-2: Resident- You will transition to a more supervisory role while on your inpatient months. 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