Family physicians provide front-line health care that is accessible, high quality, comprehensive and continuous over time for people of all ages, life stages, backgrounds and conditions. They care for individuals and for entire families, from birth through the end of life, including a broad range of preventive care; healthy lifestyle counseling; mental health care; care of acute illnesses; management of chronic diseases, including patients with multi-morbidity. When needed, they also provide referral and coordination of care with other specialists.
Every specialty has unique factors they want each candidate to have in their residency application. NRMP conducts regular Program Director surveys to identify which parts of the residency application are most important in differing specialties. Among the information gathered, Program Directors were asked to cite factors they used to select candidates for interviews. They were also asked to rate each factor on a scale from 1 (least important) to 5 (most important).
|Total Training||3 years|
|Average Residency Salary||$56,667.58||Average Physician Salary||$255,000|
|Average Work Week||52.6 Hours|
|Peak Interview Months||October-January|
|Key Organizations and Societies:||American Academy of Family Physicians American Academy of Family Physicians FoundationAmerican Academy of Family Physicians: Medical Students and Residents American Board of Family Medicine American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors Association of Departments of Family Medicine|