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September 12, 1953


JAMA. 1953;153(2):148. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.02940190074009

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In this issue of The Journal is the 53rd Annual Report on Medical Education in the United States and Canada prepared by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals as a public service. Among the most important and interesting events of the past year are those that reflect the critical reevaluation to which the whole of medical education has been subjected since the end of the war. A considerable number of innovations made last year by the schools and plans for revision of programs are listed in this report. The one certain to attract the most attention is the experimental program of under-graduate medical education inaugurated at Western Reserve University, where the traditional departmental approach to teaching has been abandoned and the entire curriculum organized on the basis of multidisciplined, correlative teaching. A brief outline of this experimental program is contained in this report, and a fuller discussion of its

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