James H. Thorpe, MD
To the Editor: Drs. Geokas and Branson (1) have presented a practical approach to premedical counseling and preparation; however, they are evidently not aware of a related, older effort going on in their own back yard. The program, termed "Health Sciences Practicum," is held in a local resource they did not discuss, the community teaching hospital, and has proved to be valuable for preparing and providing career guidance to pre-health science candidates.
The program began 20 years ago; it arose from discussions with premedical clubs at the University of California, Davis, and took shape with the advent of a medical
Thorpe JH. Recruiting for Medicine. Ann Intern Med. ;111:1046–1047. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-111-12-1046_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1989;111(12):1046-1047.
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