The difficult road for the minority researcher

Danielle Laraque, Natalia Kanem, Janet Mitchell

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To the Editor: In a recent letter to the Editor (March 8 issue)1 on primary care in underserved areas and medical education, Garland stated that the general trend in medicine has been toward specialization and away from primary care. Although we agree with that perception, we can say that African-American physicians have traditionally chosen the primary care specialties in higher proportions than have nonminority physicians.2 Moreover, minority physicians have often responded to the needs of the community by combining subspecialty or clinical-research interests with work in an underserved area.3 The combination of academic and service goals, though addressing some of.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1823
Number of pages1
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number25
StatePublished - 21 Jun 1990
Externally publishedYes


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