April 1950

How to Become a Doctor.

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By George R. Moon. Price, $2. Pp. 131. The Blakiston Company, 1012 Walnut St., Philadelphia 5, 1949.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1950;85(4):723. doi:10.1001/archinte.1950.00230100180007

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This handbook will serve a useful purpose in acquainting the prospective medical student with the basic requirements of, and the mechanics of, securing admission to a medical school. It also presents a brief prospectus of the usual medical school course and a helpful discussion of personal problems such as finances, outside employment, marriage and health as they relate to the medical student.

Mr. Moon has adroitly evaded the problem of how to evaluate the various schools of medicine. He describes the first two years as being so highly standardized that it makes no difference where the student begins his training. He comments on the lack of standardization in the last two years but refers to the uniformly good results achieved by graduates of all approved schools on examinations for medical licensure as indicative of uniformly good training. This judgment may serve the needs of diplomacy but does not serve those

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