"The focus for me and my friends is on community health. Right now you're hearing a lot in the media about the importance of preventive medicine. That's something very unique to primary care.
"Med students have a desire for mastery. You get that in family medicine because you constantly have to look things up and keep educating yourself.
"My school debt will be more than $200,000 when I graduate. It's terrifying. But I don't know any physician who is homeless.
"Yes there is a big salary gap between family medicine and other specialties that aren't primary care. But that gap is narrowing and will be less of an issue because of health reform."
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