Caring for the Country

Family Doctors in Small Rural Towns

Authors: Rabinowitz, Howard K.

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About this book

This distinct book profiles ten graduates from the Physician Shortage Area Program (PSAP) of Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, who are now practicing family medicine in small rural towns. Author Howard K. Rabinowitz, MD, Director of the PSAP, invites pre-med undergraduates, medical students, residents, and family physicians to read the compelling stories of these doctors, who enjoy rich and fulfilling relationships with their patients and their communities. Providing important insights for those interested in addressing the rural physician shortage, and an excellent resource for pre-med and medical school advisors, the text brings into focus the true calling of medicine—making a difference by helping others. The book opens by discussing the impact of the PSAP, one of the nation’s most successful programs in increasing the supply of rural physicians. In-depth profiles reveal the everyday reality of practicing family medicine in small towns through poignant stories and candid dialogue. They cover the spectrum of social and professional issues that rural family doctors face, addressing topics such as the scope of rural family practice, the roles of medical schools and hospital systems, health care policy, rural obstetrics, and telemedicine. The concluding chapter summarizes the professional and personal lessons learned and outlines the future of the field. Anyone with an interest in the unique rewards and challenges of rural medicine will enjoy this enlightening read.

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"A collection of experiences in the lives of 10 family physicians working and living in small rural towns. … Recommended Readership: Family physicians, residents, and medical students who are interested in the specialty of family medicine." (Matthew E. Bernard, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Vol. 80 (4), April, 2005)


Table of contents (13 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Caring for the Country
Book Subtitle
Family Doctors in Small Rural Towns
Authors
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-8899-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-8899-7
Softcover ISBN
978-0-387-20978-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 262
Number of Illustrations and Tables
13 b/w illustrations
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