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November 1967

Concluding Remarks

Author Affiliations

Seattle, Wash

Am J Dis Child. 1967;114(5):552-553. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1967.02090260140013

IN BRINGING this symposium to a conclusion the Education Committee has felt that these are very crucial issues for the society to undertake. In summary, I would like to pose a series of questions some of which imply that research should be done on these matters.

  1. What is the appropriate balance now, and in the next 20 years, between the three parts of the health services system? Basic research to find new knowledge into a deliverable package of health services, and the logistics of supplying these services to people in need.

  2. What is the balance in universities and their medical schools between the biological and the social and economic aspects of medical education? How is this reflected in the curriculum and in the methods of teaching?

  3. What is the appropriate methodology to use so that students are not "taught at" and instead receive direct involvement rather than

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