Author Affiliation: Dr DeAngelis is Editor-in-Chief, JAMA.
Publishing an issue of JAMA (then known only as the Journal of the American Medical Association) featuring articles on
medical education began in 1901.1 That issue
listed all medical schools and the distribution of medical students in the
United States by state. Also included were articles on such topics as the
place of textbooks in the curriculum, elective systems, changes in medical
schools needed to meet "modern conditions," the importance of study and thought
in medical education, use and abuse of laboratories, research work for medical
students, the cause and remedy of the "overcrowded profession," and what medical
practice offers as a life's work. A century later, these topics are still
relevant for medical educators.
DeAngelis CD. Professors Not Professing. JAMA. 2004;292(9):1060-1061. doi:10.1001/jama.292.9.1060