The Future of Family Medicine Report is a milestone in the development of the discipline devoted to generalist physicians and the patients and communities they serve. From this vantage point, we must take stock of our past as well as our future. In this personal essay, I question the process of the Project and the conclusions of the Report. Important questions remain, and I list 10 that seem too important to leave unasked. Hope for the future springs from the capacity of the family physician to learn from experience, adapt to change, and care for people.
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