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March 16, 1970

What's Wrong With Medical Education?

JAMA. 1970;211(11):1848-1849. doi:10.1001/jama.1970.03170110054014

The January issue of the California Medical Journal introduced "A Forum with A Purpose"—"Relevance for Today and Tomorrow in Medical Education."1 The seven initial essayists presented a catholicity of interests from divers sources—Davis, a family physician and member of the AMA Board of Trustees; Haviland, an internist and member of the AMA Council on Medical Education; Millis, former Chancellor of a foremost university complex; Sanazaro, a former member of the the AAMC staff and now employed by government for research in health services; Leymaster, once a member of the AMA staff in the Division of Medical Education and now president of Woman's Medical College; and two medical students (Stalcup and Martin), both constructive activist leaders in their respective schools. Curiously, in these days of reverence for consumer representation, the consumers of the fruits of medical education were not represented unless it was by Millis.

All essayists approached