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January 2, 1937

THE INDIFFERENCE OF OUR MEDICAL SCHOOLS TO CAREERS IN PUBLIC HEALTH

Author Affiliations

Santa Fe, N. M. Director, New Mexico Bureau of Public Health.

JAMA. 1937;108(1):63. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780010073024

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Abstract

To the Editor:—  A recent inquiry into progress of New Mexico medical students in the field of public health reveals an astonishing lack of interest on the part of the deans of our medical schools in public health as a career for their future graduates.In the last Educational Number of The Journal (Aug. 29, 1936, p. 664) was given a list of the medical schools showing the students registered by the state of their birth. It happens that in New Mexico only physicians who have lived for two years in this state are eligible for positions in the field of public health. In order that a record of eligible physicians in the younger age groups might be available in our office, I wrote to the dean of each school where New Mexico students are registered the following letter:On page 664 of the Educational Number of The Journal of

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