3 doctors weighed in:
What's the difference is between 'internal medicine' and 'general practice'?
3 doctors weighed in

Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 2 years.
Internal medicine is a specialty that requires a 2 year residency.
Any doctor can use "general practice" to signify they are in the business of caring for the public. Most internal medicine specialists prefer general internal medicine. We provide care for the older, sicker patient and the more complex diseases of adults. If over age 50 you should consider seeing one of us.

In brief: 2 years.
Internal medicine is a specialty that requires a 2 year residency.
Any doctor can use "general practice" to signify they are in the business of caring for the public. Most internal medicine specialists prefer general internal medicine. We provide care for the older, sicker patient and the more complex diseases of adults. If over age 50 you should consider seeing one of us.
Dr. Dan Fisher
Dr. Dan Fisher
Thank
Dr. James Long
Internal Medicine
In brief: Internal Medicine
Internists should be offended if someone refers to them as a "general practitioner." internists undergo rigorous training with extensive hours on call in the hospital with very sick patients.
I worked up to 100 hours many weeks in residency. We have exposure to multiple sub specialties in residency and to be board certified, must pass a difficult exam with a 70% pass rate. Gp = med school grad.

In brief: Internal Medicine
Internists should be offended if someone refers to them as a "general practitioner." internists undergo rigorous training with extensive hours on call in the hospital with very sick patients.
I worked up to 100 hours many weeks in residency. We have exposure to multiple sub specialties in residency and to be board certified, must pass a difficult exam with a 70% pass rate. Gp = med school grad.
Dr. James Long
Dr. James Long
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Marsha Davis
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
24 years in practice
67M people helped
Continue
107,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors