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November 30, 1907

MEDICAL EDUCATION IN CANADA.

JAMA. 1907;XLIX(22):1849-1850. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02530220037009

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Abstract

The present situation of medical education in Canada is summarized in a most interesting manner in an editorial in a recent number of the Canada Lancet. The striking peculiarity about Canadian medical education is that all medical teaching is done by the universities. There are seven universities in Canada, with eight medical schools (Laval University having a medical department in Montreal and one in Quebec). Two of the seven universities—Toronto and McGill—require a fiveyear medical course, and it is anticipated that the others will soon make the same provision. Commenting on the situation, the editorial says: "In the gradual evolution of medical education the earlier condition was that of a medical school owned by several persons who gave lectures and paid the running expenses and remunerated themselves out of the fees collected. This state of affairs was the only one possible at one time, as public opinion had not reached

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