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Politics in the Medical Schools
Ever since 1918, medical students of Argentina have been enthusiastic about reforms in medical education. The reformers do not approve of the new regulations in the schools. Whenever any of the supportersof the so-called universitary reform are questioned as to its purpose, the answer differs in each case. Theoretically the following are the principal aims: (1) to give the student body certain rights in the management of the schools; (2) to develop scientific research and to intensify practical teaching; (3) to give the students a broader understanding of life in preference to professional knowledge; (4) to help free the oppressed and to carry on the social redemption of humanity; (5) to give the opportunity to teach to all of those properly fitted, and (6) to provide for professorships of six years without right of succeeding to the same position. In the schools of Rosario the
BUENOS AIRES. JAMA. 1932;99(1):51-52. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740530053023