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May 21, 1955


JAMA. 1955;158(3):184-187. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960030034011

FINANCING POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION  Douglas D. Vollan, M.D., ChicagoPostgraduate medical education is a unique educational undertaking, in that the students, the teaching methods, and the organization of courses all require special adaptations of procedures used in other fields of learning. Postgraduate education is also unique from an economic point of view. Not only do most institutions lack any specific budget for this work, but the exact costs and sources of income are generally not fully apparent. The data in this article have been derived from questionnaires returned by institutions and organizations that indicated both actual and estimated hidden costs, as well as sources of income. Averages for this group give only a general index of the various aspects of cost and income.

COSTS OF POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION  The 105 institutions and organizations that answered this part of the questionnaire reported over 2 million dollars spent in the operation of

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