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June 15, 1935

Foreign Letters

JAMA. 1935;104(24):2195-2200. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760240055022

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LONDON  (From Our Regular Correspondent)May 18, 1935.

Report of Conference on the Reform of Medical Education  The reform of medical education has been under discussion for years. Last year the British Medical Association made a report on the subject (The Journal, May 26, 1934, p. 1772). There has been published now the report of a conference of representatives nominated by the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge and London, the Royal College of Physicians, the Royal College of Surgeons and the Society of Apothecaries on the medical curriculum, all leading teachers of the day. Their recommendations, which follow, will if carried into effect mark an epoch in medical education in this country:The object is to give the student "such knowledge and such education as will enable him to approach the problems of practice with some degree of confidence and with legitimate hope that his scientific outlook on health and disease

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