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After a doctor completes medical school and is licensed to practice medicine, the physician may pursue a rigorous 3 year training program in Internal Medicine.
Pediatric rheumatologists specialize in the care of children and families with rheumatic diseases. They are pediatricians who have 2-3 additional years of training in pediatric rheumatology, and are Board Certified in Pediatric Rheumatology.
The American Board of Medical Specialties recognizes Family Medicine as a distinct discipline requiring an additional three years of training for doctors who wish to become Board Certified in this field. Family Medicine doctors are usually primary care providers (PCPs) [formerly general practitioners, or GPs] for the entire family.