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Academic Medicine Podcast

Apr 4, 2022

In the following months, I started noticing a subtle change in the way my patients and the community saw me. I went from being called the doctor to our doctor.

Sharon Reece, assistant professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Northwest in Fayetteville, Arkansas, reflects on what she learned during her immersion in rural generalism in northern Alberta, Canada.

The essay read in this episode was published in the Teaching and Learning Moments column in the April 2022 issue of Academic Medicine. Read the essay at