Family medicine is a broad spectrum specialty where the doctor has the basic knowledge of almost all diseases across age groups. A family doctor is to whom the patient first goes to. Then, depending on the condition, the patient is refered to a higher specialty or centre. If the patient doesn't need that, then the family doctor is in charge and treats the patient.
The average salary high comes sometime after the 40s which is when a decent practice and clientele has been established.
To start focus on the conceptual part of reading making strong foundations as the MCAT exam has to be taken and cleared. Once cleared the medical school enrollment will take place. During med school USMLE steps have to be taken ( there are 3 steps ). On getting a score for minimum two exams one can apply for a residency in any med school. There is a n electronic assessment and matching system.
Shivani recommends the following next steps:
- In to Med School
- USMLE part 1 2 3
- ERAS match
- Residency in family medicine