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Elsewhere in this issue appears a resolution adopted by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals of the American Medical Association, which presents its views concerning the acceleration of our medical curriculum in approved medical schools during the war period. The Council emphasizes the importance that each medical school determine for itself whether or not it can initiate such an accelerated curriculum and indicates the factors which may be considered in making the decision. As was stated in a previous editorial in The Journal on this subject, little would be gained by accelerating the medical curriculum if the results included a deterioration of the quality of medical education. Fortunately the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals is prepared to make necessary inspections in order to aid in maintaining our present high standards.
Coincidental with the meeting of the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals and the annual conference, meetings were
THE ACCELERATED MEDICAL CURRICULUM. JAMA. 1942;118(9):735–736. doi:10.1001/jama.1942.02830090053014