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Telecommunications and Rural Health Communities

Joseph V. Scaletti, PhD
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University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, NM 87131-5641 Requests for Reprints: Joseph V. Scaletti, PhD, Department of Microbiology, Health Sciences and Services Building, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, NM 87131-5641. Disclaimer: The views expressed in this editorial are solely those of the author. Grant Support: Supported in part by grant 2 D36 AH 1600-04 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Professions.

Copyright ©2004 by the American College of Physicians

Ann Intern Med. 1995;122(5):379. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-122-5-199503010-00011
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Four years ago, the University of New Mexico School of Medicine initiated a rural health community-based education curriculum for interdisciplinary teams of health professional students. The teams comprised students from medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and various allied health sciences, including physical therapy, respiratory therapy, dental hygiene, mental health, and social work.

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