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August 13, 1904


Author Affiliations

Dean of the School of Medicine. Georgetown University. WASHINGTON, D. C.

JAMA. 1904;XLIII(7):457-460. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.92500070001f

My experience as dean during the last few years impels me to make a strong plea for the unification of curricula in medical schools. You, with other representatives of medical colleges, will recall the fact that the state medical examining and licensing boards differ widely in the minimum standard requirements for license to practice medicine, and no sooner have we adapted our curricula to the requirements of one state when we are confronted with another adjustment of studies to meet the demands of another state, and failure to do so means refusal of recognition of the school, and "the holder of our diploma is not even permitted to appear for examination. I venture to say that nearly every school had to make changes last year in order to comply with the requirements of the state of Michigan.

We all admit that the problem of the medical university is to supply

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