MICHAEL L. FRIEDLAND, M.D.
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To the editor: The recent article by Kosecoff and associates (1) and editorial by Huth (2) suggest that the efforts of academic medical centers to promote primary care internal medicine in the last 10 to 15 years have not fulfilled their early promise. This lack of success in both the quality of programs and numbers of students selecting primary care—coupled with my recollections of Petersdorf's address at the 1976 commencement of Brown University, the GPEP Report (3), and my own observations as an internist, program director, and teacher for 15 years—leads me to propose the following suggestions.
All entering first-year
FRIEDLAND ML. Education and Training for Primary Care Internal Medicine. Ann Intern Med. 1985;102:862. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-102-6-862_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1985;102(6):862.
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