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March 16, 1970

The Memorial University of Newfoundland

Author Affiliations

Memorial University of Newfoundland St. John's, Newfoundland

JAMA. 1970;211(11):1856. doi:10.1001/jama.1970.03170110062021

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To the Editor:—  Although the educational number of The Journal (210, Nov 21, 1969) did not describe the School of Medicine at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada's newest, its first pilot class of 16 students was admitted last September. Previous plans anticipated their entry in September 1970, showing the rapidity with which progress has been made.Of the faculty of more than 35 members, approximately one third come from Newfoundland and other Canadian provinces, one third from the United States, and the remainder from various parts of the United Kingdom and other parts of Europe.Although two years of university or college training is minimal for admission, the present class includes mostly students who have completed three years of university study or who have already obtained a BA or BS degree.A unique feature of the curriculum permits the awarding of a bachelor of medical science degree at the end