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What is Med-Peds?
Med-Peds is a shortened term for
"Combined Internal Medicine & Pediatrics".
After completing four years of medical school, a physician must
then complete further years of training (residency) to be fully licensed in most states
Internal Medicine is a three year residency program leading to Board Certification in Internal Medicine. Pediatrics is also a three year residency program leading to Board certification in Pediatrics. While there is no Med-Peds board, once a physician successfully completes a four year Med-Peds residency program they are eligible to sit for the board certification exams in both Internal Medicine & Pediatrics. Med-Peds programs are now accredited by the ACGME as a combined program instead of separate accreditation in internal medicine and pediatrics.
While Med-Peds residency provides exceptional training for primary care, Med-Peds training also leaves open the option of pursuing a subspecialty in either Internal Medicine or Pediatrics or both (e.g. cardiology, infectious disease, pulmonary/critical care, women’s
health, sports medicine, etc). This allows over 20 fellowship possibilities for graduates as well as the primary care option and hospitalist medicine.
Note that while this is a form of comprehensive primary care, it differs both structurally and philosophically from Family Medicine. A physician trained in Med-Peds can care for the newborn to the geriatric patients. Med-Peds prepares a physician well for private practice, academic medicine, hospitalist programs, and fellowships. Med-Peds is a versatile, exciting, and fulfilling career choice that we hope you will consider.
Check out the American Academy of Pediatrics
summary of Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
Residency Guidelines outlined by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
ACGME Med-Peds Program Requirements
| ACGME FAQ
If you have questions about Med-Peds or applying for Med-Peds, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Med-Peds Fact Sheet
- More than half of the pediatric residency programs in the US also have Med-Peds programs.
- Med-Peds residents score identically to catagorical residents on both the Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Boards.
- Med-Peds residency programs match a higher percentage of US medical students than Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, or Family Practice.
- Med-Peds has been in existence for 40+ years -- it's as old as Family Practice.
- Studies show that Med-Peds physicians do continue to practice primary care for both adults and kids.
- A higher percentage of Med-Peds residents go on to practice primary care than Internal Medicine or Pediatrics residents.
- More than half of all Med-Peds physicians have some type of academic appointment.
- Those medical students interested primarily in Med-Peds list Internal Medicine as their most common second choice, followed by Pediatrics and then Family Practice.
"I am a practicing Internist & Pediatrician in a suburb of Detroit. That means I see patients of all ages. I would love to educate other parents with some of the vast amount of information in my small brain that cost me a fortune to obtain, both in hours and in dollars. It has been a long, hard road to get where I am today; and I would love to share my thoughts about the journey."
Other Med-Peds Blogs
Musings of a Distractible Mind
"Reading this blog you may get the impression that I canít make up my mind if I am serious or silly. Yet I think we all need a portion of both in our lives. I do my best to keep the balance and hope you enjoy the experience."
Consider the Evidence: Med/Peds Journal Roundup
A blog, run by a med/peds intern, collecting useful journal articles for Med/Peds
Stories in Medicine
I am a physician practicing Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. This blog chronicles my life first as a medical student, then as a resident. It is about stories of medicine. If you think 'Scrubs' or 'Grey's Anatomy' tells the stories of a resident's life, then here is what it is really like (for one resident, anyway).
Ramblings of a Med/Peds Resident
A Houston 4th-year Med-Peds Resident's Blog
Med-Peds Hospital Medicine
"A blog dedicated to promote teaching in the Internal Medicine and Pediatrics academic services. Based on real patients, real clinical questions and everyday clinical life as an Internist and Pediatrician."
Disclaimer: The blogs and websites above are not hosted by NMPRA.
NMPRA is not responsible for and does not endorse any views, opinions, advertising, products, or resources available from the above blogs and websites