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To the Editor:—
"What sort of men are coming up in our ranks?" This question must occasionally come to the physician's mind as the years since his entry into practice slip by. Only a fraction of American physicians can witness the education of the next generation of practitioners. Many doctors work with interns and residents in community hospitals, but a considerable number do not encounter the profession's recruits until there is a new arrival in town or conversations occur at meetings. With the present concern over the moral fiber of youth and reports of disturbing influences on university students, it is reasonable to wonder about the men and women we are training to succeed us in times of social and economic challenge.Those who are engaged in the tasks of medical education are spared the fears of the general public. Medical students in general have already faced the major postadolescent
Gardner WD. CHARACTER OF STUDENT AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION. JAMA. 1952;148(8):668. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.02930080078025