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September 22, 1923

Recent Advances in Medical Education in England.

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A Memorandum Addressed to the Minister of Health by Sir George Newman, K.C.B., M.D., Hon. D.C.L., Chief Medical Officer of the Ministry of Health. Paper. Price, 1 shilling, 3 pence, net. Pp. 195. London: His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1923.

JAMA. 1923;81(12):1044. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650120076041

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This is a report to the ministry of health, containing an account of the present position of medical education in England and a brief history of the steps leading to that position. It states that the medical course is five years in length; that the medical curriculum has recently been revised; that the number of lectures have been reduced and examination methods made less burdensome, and that the aim is to provide the student with the essential tools whereby he can secure the experience through which he may become a reliable and efficient workman. It takes up in detail the teaching of the various subjects included in the curriculum from the premedical subjects to the courses in the specialties. It is an excellent and logically arranged presentation of the medical curriculum of the present time. The principal changes during the last five years are enumerated as (a) reorganization of the

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