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A rapid evolution in medical education is apparent in this country. Not content with the extension of requirements for the degree of M.D. from two to three courses of lectures, there is most convincing evidence in the events of the last few weeks that point to the immediate adoption of the four course requirement by every reputable medical college in the country. The action of the College Association in adopting the four years' course with attendance upon four courses of lectures goes into operation in 1895. All the colleges in Chicago, Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania, College of Physicians and Surgeons New York, Jefferson Medical College, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, and many others have already adopted the four-term requirement. The indications point to definite action in the adoption of the four-year course at once by all the colleges in Ohio, Missouri, Iowa, and by a limited number of
THE PRESENT STATUS OF MEDICAL EDUCATION IN THE UNITED STATES.. JAMA. 1894;XXIII(5):203. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02421100031003