Both family practice and internal medicine currently train graduates for primary care. A single, four-year program is proposed that combines the strengths of family practice and internal medicine, incorporates community needs into the curriculum, and addresses the physician's changed role in a revolutionized health care provision system. Specific training recommendations and the societal and professional advantages of such a program are detailed.
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