"Challenges to the New Physician: Commencement Address, Louisiana State University Medical School, Shreveport, Louisiana"
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Koop, C. Everett
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Concerns Facing the PHS [Public Health Service]: Presented before the Interagency Institute for Federal Health Care Executives,
Clayton, Missouri (May 7, 1982)
This was only the second commencement address that I delivered after becoming Surgeon General. It was longer than many subsequent
commencement addresses but the impressive thing about this speech is that it could be given tomorrow at any medical school
and it would still be apropos. All that would have to change are the numbers at the end of the speech; but the trends are
This address probably contains more of what graduating medical students should hear then the material presented in subsequent
commencement addresses where the constraints of time and program limited presentations.