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Impact of a Population-Based Medical Curriculum on Specialty Choice
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Impact of a Population-Based Medical Curriculum on Specialty Choice
G. E. Alan Dever
Mercer University School of Medicine
Department of Community Medicine
1550 College Street
Macon, GA 31207
A. Peter Eveland
Mercer University School of Medicine
Department of Community Medicine
1550 College Street
Macon, GA 31207
Stuart H. Tedders
Mercer University School of Medicine
Department of Community Medicine
1550 College Street
Macon, GA 31207
Richard D. Fehlenberg
Mercer University School of Medicine
Department of Community Medicine
1550 College Street
Macon, GA 31207
Matthew B. Laurens
Mercer University School of Medicine
Department of Community Medicine
1550 College Street
Macon, GA 31207
Jodi C. Harrelson
Mercer University School of Medicine
Department of Community Medicine
1550 College Street
Macon, GA 31207

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Footnotes

* AAFP Policies on Health Issues: Primary Care, American Academy of Family Physicians, 11400 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Leawood, KS 66211-2672.

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