University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Robert Eelkema will sign books Oct. 25 at Bookstore

Dr. Robert C. Eelkema, retired faculty member in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, will sign copies of his most recent book, Medicine in the Back of Beyond, at the UND Bookstore Friday, Oct. 25, at 11:30 a.m.

The book describes the early and serendipitous opportunities that led to the birth of the MEDEX Program at the University of North Dakota, and how the UND Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Program grew from it.

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