The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University opened in 1977. Its mission is to train North Carolina residents to become family doctors in the eastern section of the state. When the medical school opened, fewer than 800 family doctors practiced east of I-95. Tyrrell County did not have a doctor, and Camden County had only one. Today there are over 1,600 primary care physicians practicing in the east. Over one-fourth of them are Brody graduates. Row discusses the work of some of the doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals that the Brody School graduates who are improving the lives of small-town families.