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August 15, 1903


JAMA. 1903;XLI(7):429. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.04480040025013

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An eminent educator, President Jordan1 of Leland Stanford University, in a commencement address, delivered at the Cooper Medical College, San Francisco, gives his views regarding the future of medical education in America. He says the two types of medical colleges in the future will be: One, the present type of which is the medical department of the Michigan University, the aim of which is to elevate the profession in the aggregate, taking men as they are, demanding not excessive, but respectable, preliminary requirements, and maintaining no standard impracticable for the average man, but turning out as well-qualified physicians as the material will allow. The other, the existing type of which is the Johns Hopkins School, will demand the highest preliminary culture and send out only a limited number of the very best into the profession. The former will be the type toward which he thinks the state universities will

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