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Distributed October 1, 1997
Contact: Scott Turner

Medical school celebrates primary care with free forum and workshops

The National Primary Care Day celebration Oct. 23 at the Brown University School of Medicine will feature a free public panel discussion and workshop series.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The Brown University School of Medicine will celebrate National Primary Care Day Oct. 23 with an afternoon panel discussion and workshop series in the Bio-Medical Center at Brown and Meeting Streets. The events are free and open to the public.

An increasing number of medical students are entering primary care fields upon graduation. Primary care physicians are trained as the principal point of ongoing contact for patients within a health care system. This care covers internal medicine, pediatrics, family medicine and obstetrics and gynecology.

Medical students launched National Primary Care Day in 1994 to raise awareness of primary care medicine and highlight medical school efforts to support it. Ten national organizations representing medical students and medical education sponsor the event. This year, more than 140 medical schools nationwide will celebrate National Primary Care Day in their local communities.

National Primary Care Day Schedule

Noon: Panel Discussion

"Prevention in Primary Care"
Josephine Fowler, M.D., Cedric Bright, M.D., Patrick Vivier, M.D. and Diedre Gilbert, M.D.

1:30-3:30 p.m.: Workshops

"Strolling through the Match"- a discussion about residency program
John Murphy, M.D. and Michelle Cyr, M.D.

"Opportunities and Experiences in Rural, Urban, and International Settings"
Anne Bauerman, M.D., Christopher Campanile, M.D. and Monica Gross, M.D.

"Alternative Medicine and Primary Care"
Cathleen Sloan-Hood, M.D., Alicia Landman-Reiner, M.D. and Jerry Kupperberg, M.D.

For further information on National Primary Care Day activities at Brown, contact Lisa Menard, student coordinator, (401) 272-8298.