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The Reform of Medical Education
The defects of medical education, as is well known, particularly the overloaded curriculum, have given rise to much discussion. At the invitation of the University of London, the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge and the Royal Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons have appointed representatives to consider, with those of the University of London, the present defects of the medical curriculum and to make suggestions for reform. The University of London was led to take action by a recommendation of the board of the faculty of medicine, which has been giving consideration to various criticisms of the medical curriculum. The board was also aware that the present position of medical studies was viewed with concern by other bodies and that action by the University of London would be welcomed. Representatives of the conference are leading teachers. They include Sir Farquahar Buzzard, regius professor of medicine, University
LONDON. JAMA. 1933;100(2):129–130. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740020047021