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FM to IM

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Can a person who originally wanted to specialize in internal medicine initially go in for,say family pactice, and eventually switch to internal medicine in the course of residency??

It is possible but it is tough.

If you apply for transfer, there are lot of hurdles, -you need letter from PD which can be a hassle.

Otherwise, you can always apply for a new position. But many PDs who might interview find that you are already ditching out other hospital and rather than not completing 3 years of FM, now moving to IM. If you can convince some of these PDs a good reason, you might have a chance.
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