August 10, 2009

Number of primary care physicians isn’t keeping pace with a growing need for them

By Kelley Luckstein

Most students enrolled in medical school today have never even heard of Marcus Welby, the beloved, ever-caring, attentive television doctor…"Most medical students enter medical school today believing in that Marcus Welby, M.D., persona," said Tim Davlantes, a family physician with Mayo Clinic Jacksonville and president of the Florida Academy of Family Physicians. "They may not be familiar with the TV series, but they care deeply for people and truly want to help ease their pain. That's the reason why most of them go to medical school in the first place."


Florida Times-Union by Joy Batteh-Freiha, 8/9/2009

Tags: Education, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, medical school, primary care

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