Interview with Reginald H. Fitz, September 12, 1984

Project: Academic Health Centers Oral History Project

Interview Summary

University of New Mexico Medical Center history; Fitz Family history; ancestors who were physicians; receiving his medical degree at Harvard; internship at Denver General Hospital and becoming chairman of Medicine there during the Korean War and eventually Chief of Service; accepting position of Assistant Dean at the University of Colorado; Ward Darley as a father figure for physicians after World War II; reasons for accepting the position of Dean of the Medical School at the University of New Mexico; impetus for establishing a medical school in New Mexico; recruiting faculty members (Lester Leboe-- Robert Divett-- Saul Papper-- John Ladmann-- Sydney Solomon-- Lee McClaren-- Robert Lawfield-- Robert Stone-- Ted Cooper); designing and planning the Medical Center; designing the first year curriculum; different approaches taken by Arizona and New Mexico for establishing medical schools; reason why the president of the University of New Mexico requested Fitz to resign as Dean in 1968; accepting position of senior medical officer of the Commonwealth Fund in 1971; the Lovelace Foundation and Clinic; Fitz's disappointments and successes at New Mexico.

Interview Accession

1984oh090_ahc007

Interviewee Name

Reginald H. Fitz

Interviewer Name

Joseph Hamburg

Interview Date

1984-09-12

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Fitz, Reginald H. Interview by Joseph Hamburg. 12 Sep. 1984. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Fitz, R.H. (1984, September 12). Interview by J. Hamburg. Academic Health Centers Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Fitz, Reginald H., interview by Joseph Hamburg. September 12, 1984, Academic Health Centers Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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