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Boonshoft School of Medicine Oral History Project


This is the sixth in a series of six interviews with the Dean of the Wright State University School of Medicine, Dr. William D. Sawyer. In this last interview Dean Sawyer discusses aspects of the development of the School of Medicine under his leadership. Specific topics include: development of the voluntary clinical faculty of the School of Medicine; the relationships between the School of Medicine and area affiliated institutions; new residency programs and the phase-out of Yellow Springs Family Practice Residency.

Dean Sawyer then turns to thoughts on the future of the Wright State University School of Medicine, discussing: new PhD programs and development of programs in conjunction with other colleges/schools; and the development of new community-outreach programs.

Dean Sawyer ends this final interview with a discussion of the integration of the Wright State University School of Medicine at the state, community and university levels and discusses his thoughts on his own future in medicine.


William D. Sawyer


James St. Peter

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Digital Services Department; Wright State University Libraries

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Oral Recording

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