Voices from family medicine: Donald Ransom. Interview by William B. Ventres and John J. Frey

Fam Med. 1992 Mar-Apr;24(3):226-9.


Family medicine is a discipline of inclusion. It has welcomed, from its inception, a diversity of professionals and educational approaches. In this transcript, the third in a series of oral histories focusing on the creation of the field, clinical psychologist Donald C. Ransom, PhD, discusses his early and continuing involvement with family medicine. Interviews forming the basis for this abridged version were conducted with Dr. Ransom in May and November 1991. Dr. Ransom is professor of family and community medicine in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco, and the behavioral science coordinator in the family practice residency program at Community Hospital in Santa Rosa, Calif. In 1986, he received the STFM Certificate of Excellence; in 1989, NAPCRG and STFM jointly honored him with their Weatherby Award for outstanding clinical research in primary care.

Publication types

  • Historical Article
  • Interview

MeSH terms

  • California
  • Education, Medical
  • Family Practice / education
  • Family Practice / history*
  • History, 20th Century
  • Psychology, Clinical / history

Personal name as subject

  • D Ransom