University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Bookstore to host Robert Eelkema book signing June 26

Robert C. Eelkema, chair and professor emeritus of community medicine, will be at the Bookstore to sign copies of his new book, Medicine in the Back of Beyond, on Tuesday, June 26, from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3 p.m. The book describes the early and serendipitous opportunities that led to the birth of the MEDEX Program at UND, and how the UND Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Program grew from it.

Part autobiography, part history lesson, Dr. Eelkema tells the stories of those who went on to make an essential difference in health care services throughout the nation. He examines his roots and shares the wisdom that comes only from introspection later in life.

Eelkema also co-wrote Good Medicine with Tom Clifford and Patrick A. McGuire.

-- Chris Berg, Bookstore, 777-6260,

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