Letters Section Editor: Stephen J. Lurie,
MD, PhD, Senior Editor.
To the Editor: There has been an ongoing decline
in the number of primary care physicians working in underserved areas.1,2 To help address this problem,
the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center initiated
the Residency Program in Social Pediatrics (RPSP) in 1970. The goal was to
train pediatricians who would possess the skills and willingness to practice
in underserved communities and would remain in those settings for extended
periods.3,4 We assessed
the practice locations of all RPSP graduates who participated in the program
between July 1970 and June 2002.
Ozuah PO, Stick SL. Practice Locations of Graduates of a Social Pediatrics Residency. JAMA. 2003;290(9):1154. doi:10.1001/jama.290.9.1154-a