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May 16, 1986

A Proposal for a Combined Family Practice—Internal Medicine Residency

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Medicine (Drs Christiansen and Koepsell) and Family Medicine (Drs Johnson and Boyd), University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford; and the Rockford Medical Education Foundation, Rockford, III (Dr Sutton).

JAMA. 1986;255(19):2628-2630. doi:10.1001/jama.1986.03370190112034

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.

(JAMA 1986;255:2628-2630)