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October 5, 1935

Association News

JAMA. 1935;105(14):1123. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760400039014

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NEW ACTION BY COUNCIL ON MEDICAL EDUCATION AND HOSPITALS  A business meeting of the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals was held at the Brown Palace Hotel, Denver, September 15.According to the minutes the survey of American medical schools so far completed has revealed certain significant weaknesses; namely,There is a tendency for medical schools to enlarge their enrolment without a corresponding increase in personnel or instructional facilities.With a growing appreciation of the necessity for an intimate correlation between clinical and laboratory knowledge, it is evident that this can be obtained only by increasingly close contact between preclinical and clinical departments continuously maintained from the time the student first enters the medical school until he graduates.The advances of the medical sciences have been and should be independent of any sectarian point of view, and medical education should not be handicapped or directed by a dogmatic attitude toward

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