BARKLEY BEIDLEMAN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
To the editor: In reference to Dr. Richard V. Ebert's lecture, "Training of the Internist as a Primary Physician" [Ann Intern Med 76:653-656, 1972], I was with Dr. Ebert all the way until the last paragraph. To that point, he summarized very nicely—accurately and with adequate foundation, in fact—the problems that face the specialty of internal medicine in its role as provider of primary medical care. He also offers part of the solution in suggesting that residents in internal medicine serve in ambulatory care centers to obtain first-hand knowledge of delivery of primary care. Then he blows the whole thing!
BEIDLEMAN B. Residencies down the Drain?. Ann Intern Med. ;77:322. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-77-2-322_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;77(2):322.
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