Family Practice News is celebrating 40 years of covering this primary care medical specialty. Family Practice News was there when the American Academy of General Practice became the American Academy of Family Physicians in 1971.
As family medicine was being formally recognized as a medical specialty in 1971, three young physicians were preparing to enter the field. Family Practice News sat down with the 2nd-year family practice residents at that time to find out what they thought of their training, their newly recognized specialty, and what their careers would hold.
Now, 40 years later, we invited them to look back on how their expectations stacked up to the reality of clinical practice. We’re going to feature their video interviews over the next few weeks. This week, get to know Dr. Alva S. “Buzz” Baker.
The most valuable life lesson from medicine has really been don’t sweat the small stuff.
Check back weekly to hear more wisdom from the FP class of 1971 and don’t miss our 40th anniversary coverage.