Fellowship in the History of Family Medicine: Past Fellows

2011

Richard D. Feldman, MD, Indianapolis, Indiana
Project: Family Practice Stories, a collection of stories told by and about Indiana family doctors practicing in the mid-twentieth century. It was published in 2013 by the Indiana Historical Society Press.
See excerpts(41 page PDF) (41-page PDF file).

2012 (Joint Fellows)

Rick Flinders, MD, Rohnert Park, California
Project: "The Santa Rosa Story: A Local Chapter in the Nation's History of Family Medicine," a study in the history and development of the Santa Rosa Residency Program in Santa Rosa, California, within the larger context of the history and evolution of the specialty.

Robin S. Gotler, MA, Richfield, Minnesota
Project: "The Roots of Family Practice Research," a study of what shaped the priority given to research as the specialty of family practice was established and in its early years.

2013

Constance E. Putnam, PhD, Concord, Massachusetts
Project: "Rural General Practice as Forerunner of Today's Family Practice," a study of the life and career of a general practitioner (GP) from northern New England based on his personal letters and papers from the mid-twentieth century.

2014

William B. Ventres, MD, MA, San Salvador, El Salvador
Project: "Voices Redux - Bringing Back the History of Family Medicine," a video-documentary with companion essay focusing on the early efforts to establish the first official Family Medicine residencies.

2015

John J. Frey III, MD, Santa Fe, New Mexico/Madison, Wisconsin
Project: "Taking Care of Neighbors: A Social History of General Practice and Family Medicine in the 20th Century," a study to describe the social and community context of general practice from the mid-twentieth century until the end of the century.

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