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Founders in Family Medicine: Tom Leaman, MD Founding Chair Dept of Fam and Comm Med Hersh

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Interview with Tom Leaman, MD Founding Chair Department of Family and Community Medicine M S Hershey Med Ctr Penn State University in Hershey, PA. We'll talk about how a new medical school and university hospital was started in Hershey, PA and how the Dept of F & CM was the first department with the first residency program in the hsopital. Dr Leaman will speak of the people and the era that pioneered the vision for his department. We'll hear of the importance of patients, students, faculty, physicians and the surrounding community in the development of the Hershey Medical Center and tom's Department. Dr Synonymous trained there, so nostalgia may spew a bit. Tom will mention thought leaders who helped to develop family medicine education, including F. Marion Bishop. He'll speak of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine and his presidency of that important organization. He'll speak of what it means to be a family physician. You'll love Tom and his vision which worked!

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