JAMA 100 Years Ago Section Editor: Jennifer
Reiling, Assistant Editor.
If one looks about him and considers the changes which are taking place
in medical education, it is easy to see that there is a growing sentiment
in favor of the extension of the plan of employing as teachers in medical
colleges men who are not engaged in private practice. In the better medical
schools the chairs of anatomy, physiology and pathology are already filled
with men who devote their whole time to teaching and investigation. We understand
that one of the Eastern universities has recently appointed a physician to
the chair of internal medicine on the condition that he cease to do private
practice and devote himself entirely to the work of the hospital and school.
A leading university in the Middle West has advocated strongly the employment
of two kinds of professors on its clinical staff, first, professors who give
all of their time and energies to the university hospital and medical school,
and, second, professors who give a part of their time to the hospital and
medical school and the rest of it to private practice.
PRIVATE PRACTICE AND HOSPITAL PRACTICE.. JAMA. 2003;290(9):1250. doi:10.1001/jama.290.9.1250