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Internal medicine-pediatrics encompasses integrative training in internal medicine and pediatrics. The combined training allows development of a physician knowledgeable in the full spectrum of human development, from newborns to the aged. It includes the study and practice of health promotion, disease prevention, diagnosis, care, and treatment of infants, children, adolescents, men, and women. The scientific model of problem solving and evidence-based decision making with a commitment to lifelong learning and an attitude of caring derived from humanistic and professional values is integral to the specialty. The combined internal medicine-pediatrics program prepares graduates to provide health care in a broad spectrum of practice that includes primary and subspecialty care and ambulatory and hospital based care, with additional subspecialty training in urban, rural, and global settings.