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February 16, 1918


Author Affiliations

Major, M. R. C., U. S. Army WASHINGTON, D. C.

JAMA. 1918;70(7):451-454. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.26010070001009

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[At the Conference on Medical Education last week, the chairman of the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association, Dr. H. D. Arnold of Boston, now on active service in the Surgeon-General's Office, at Washington, devoted the major portion of his chairman's address to this subject. The following is an excerpt from this address. In the introduction Dr. Arnold stated that while some of the statements he would make could be regarded as having official authority, at the same time he wished it understood that he was expressing his personal views.—Ed.]

NO LESSENING OF EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS  I wish to emphasize again one point briefly mentioned in my opening remarks, namely, the importance of not lowering the standards of medical education during this period of war. This does not preclude the readjustment or rearrangement of courses, or the omission of nonessential details. But it does mean that the

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