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August 25, 1934

Current Comment

JAMA. 1934;103(8):612. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750340076017

RECENT ACTIVITIES OF THE COUNCIL ON MEDICAL EDUCATION AND HOSPITALS  The first classification of medical schools by the Council on Medical Education and the Carnegie Foundation's report on medical teaching were published a quarter of a century ago. The resulting improvement in the standards of medical education in the United States is without a parallel in history. This transformation should not blind one to the fact that much remains to be done to keep the training of physicians fully abreast of the medical and scientific knowledge of the times. In order to ascertain what is the current practice of the medical schools of the United States and Canada, the Council is undertaking a comprehensive and intensive resurvey of the institutions engaged in medical teaching. By correspondence and by personal visits an effort will be made to get a trustworthy record of the work of each school. Special attention will be paid to the qualifications of the faculty and the effectiveness

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