No text in the marketplace focuses on the shortage of family care physicians in rural areas.
This book fills that void by profiling ten graduates from the Physician Shortage Area Program of Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, who now practice rural family medicine.
Dr. Robert Taylor, whose books are central to Springer's family medicine program, supports the text because of the need it fills
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Table of contents (13 chapters)
About this book
Medical students lack role models in rural primary care, contributing to the shortage of family care physicians in rural areas. This book addresses that need by profiling graduates from the Physician Shortage Area Program (PSAP) of Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, who now practice rural family medicine. The text challenges pre-med undergraduates, medical students, and family physicians to consider rural family practice and is an excellent resource for pre-med and medical school advisors. In-depth profiles reveal the everyday reality of the physician shortage through poignant stories and candid dialogue. They cover the social and professional issues that rural family physicians face, highlighting topics such as the meaning of rural family practice, the roles of medical schools and hospitals, health care policy, rural obstetrics, and telemedicine. The concluding chapter summarizes the professional and personal lessons learned and outlines the future of rural family practice.
- family medicine
- health care
From the reviews:
"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)
Authors and Affiliations
Department of Family Medicine, Jefferson Medical College Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA
Howard K. Rabinowitz
Book Title: Caring for the Country
Book Subtitle: Family Doctors in Small Rural Towns
Authors: Howard K. Rabinowitz
Publisher: Springer New York, NY
eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive
Copyright Information: Springer Science+Business Media New York 2004
Softcover ISBN: 978-0-387-20978-4Published: 26 May 2004
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4419-8899-7Published: 28 June 2011
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XII, 262
Number of Illustrations: 13 b/w illustrations