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August 15, 1903

THE IDEAL PRELIMINARY EDUCATION FOR MEDICAL STUDENTS.

JAMA. 1903;XLI(7):423-425. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.04480040019007
Abstract

That there is unusual interest in the education which prospective medical students are to pass through preliminary to undertaking the studies of the medical curriculum proper is proven by the large number of articles which are being written on the subject, by the discussions which take place in the faculties of medical colleges, and among the students of those colleges, by the action taken by the Association of American Medical

Colleges as regards the minimum requirement, and, above all, by the high standards of admission which are being adopted by the schools of higher rank in various parts of the country. There can be no doubt that a strong movement has set in toward a more liberal education of the profession, as a whole, and that this movement is supported not only by the best representatives of the profession itself, but also by the more intelligent part of the public

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