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Table 10 The ambiguity of how family medicine is experienced in Kenya [6, 44]

From: A scoping review on family medicine in sub-Saharan Africa: practice, positioning and impact in African health care systems

The general population experiences family physicians as consultants working in district hospitals where they run outpatient clinics, conduct teaching ward rounds and perform significant major emergency general and reproductive health surgery
Policymakers report these generalists as ‘the wonder doctors’ who demonstrate unique all-round competencies
Other specialists tend to look down on FPs and see them as intruders to their specialties
Other academics find it hard to differentiate between family medicine and the different disciplines