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Family Medicine

Pathway Director

Jennifer Hamilton, MD, PhD


Ashlee Scott

Specialty Description

A family physician provides continuing, comprehensive health care for the individual and family. Family Medicine is a specialty in breadth that integrates the biological, clinical and behavioral sciences. The scope of family medicine encompasses all ages, both sexes, each organ system and every disease entity. The family physician is concerned with the total health care of the individual and the family and is trained to diagnose and treat a wide variety of ailments in patients of all ages. Special emphasis is placed on the primary care of families, utilizing consultants, and community resources when appropriate.

Time Requirement

The residency training for family practice is three years. An additional year of training is required to be certified in a subspecialty.


Pathway Information

Drexel and Clinical Site Residency Programs

Drexel University College of Medicine Student Interest Groups

National Organizations

The national specialty organizations can provide medical students with excellent resources as well as updates on current activities within the field, conferences, and on-going research opportunities and research funding.

Residency Application and Match Info*

ERAS - Application Services

NRMP - Matching Program

  Data National Statistic DUCoM
  Average Application Count by Specialty (2017)** 30 39.4
  Mean Number of programs ranked in matched specialty (2014-2016)*** 10.6 11.2

*The number of applications and programs ranked will vary based on many factors. Students should seek advice from their Pathway Advisor and/or their Student Affairs Career Advisor in conjunction with the data above.
**Data drawn from ERAS data
*** Data drawn from NRMP Characterstics of Matched Seniors