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Proposed Reforms in the Medical Curriculum
The medical curriculum of Germany continues to be a subject of considerable controversy. The aims sought are a more suitable presentation of instruction in science, a better practical training, and, at the same time, a certain checking of the afflux of medical students. The deliberations in the federal ministry of the interior, in which representatives of the provincial governments, the federations of the German faculties of medicine, the medical profession, and the medical student body, participated, concerned chiefly the preclinical years. The reforms in the clinical studies will be considered later in connection with the introduction of the new provisions with regard to the premedical examination. In the recent deliberations the central prevailing idea was that ways and means must be found to exclude as early as possible unsuitable elements from the study of medicine. As a means to that end, it was suggested
BERLIN. JAMA. 1932;98(8):655-656. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730340063024