Blueprint Med School Blog (formerly Cram Fighter & Med School Tutors)

The blog for Blueprint Medical, supporting your MedEd journey with our exam study planner, tutoring, residency consulting, and advanced boards.

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What is Internal Medicine (and Where Does It Lead)?

So, you wanna be an internist? You’ve come to the right place! Internists work everywhere from the clinic to the ICU, in global health and public policy, with rural and urban communities, as generalists and specialists, and in every other work style imaginable! The versatility of internal medicine training is its best attribute, but it

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Is Internal Medicine Primary Care?

The words “primary care” tend to conjure up thoughts of pediatricians and family medicine practitioners. While these physicians certainly do make up a decent chunk of primary care physicians (PCPs), the field is much broader. In fact, in my state of North Carolina, data from 2018 showed that about 30% of physicians in the state

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What is the Difference Between Internal Medicine and Family Medicine?

Careers in internal medicine (IM) and family medicine (FM) can be very alike, but despite many similarities, important differences exist. If you’re considering a future in either of these fields, this article will explain the difference between them. We’ll walk you through how the training, scope of practice, and professional opportunities vary between the two

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