I AM NOT going to discuss a specific research-oriented program; rather, I hope that I can speak in more general terms about goals and problems. There will, however, be an element of subjectivity that I suspect none of us can help.
It seems to me that a major goal of a research-oriented program must be to recruit and to train appropriately motivated individuals for careers in academic dermatology. An associated and more obvious objective is to create an aura of critical inquiry in the clinical training environment.
Perhaps you will permit me to dwell for a moment on the need for qualified full-time academic people. I am sure the need is conspicuous to all of this group, and it is better documented now than it was six months ago in view of the programs Dr. Kopf outlined last night. My figures are not perhaps as up-to-date as those which appear
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