Rural Physician Shortage
DFM Professor Featured In New BookRobert | Family Medicine Nov 10, 2020
Mark is featured in a new book on the subject. Check out the blurb from the Dean of the School of Medicine announcing the book's release and Deutchman's contribution:
**Mark Deutchman, MD, professor of family medicine and associate dean for rural health, is featured in “Profiles of Rural Medical Educators,” a book of conversations with leading experts about addressing ways to reverse physician shortages in rural communities.
Mark is one of 16 medical educators discussing the challenges and strategies of improving care and attracting physicians to rural communities. Mark has been a successful program builder and he is a conscientious and persistent advocate for our School’s rural track, which is one of the best in the country.
Mark’s thoughtful answers to the questions are worth reading, particularly this advice: “My values are guided by these principles of the Jewish faith that I was born into: We are born pure and free to choose our own actions and are personally responsible for them. We must participate in completing the task of creation; this means that we should leave the earth better than it was when we entered it. We should treat others as we would like to be treated.”**