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A plan for guiding the work of the medical student during the year under a preceptor, before entering college, has been adopted by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Chicago, which appears worthy of a wider employment. The students are matriculated in the same manner as are the resident students, and are required to make weekly reports of progress and pass satisfactory examinations. The subject-matter of the course, as will be seen from the following, is particularly commendable:
Course of Study.
—The study of biology and physics is looked upon by the faculty as the most desirable foundation for the study of medicine and surgery. It has not been thought advisable to duplicate the resident course, but rather to supplement it. The following outline will give an idea of the plan of study as prepared by the faculty:
—a. Invertebrate Anatomy and Physiology.The lessons during
PRELIMINARY MEDICAL INSTRUCTION.. JAMA. 1891;XVII(13):492–493. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410910032010