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April 13, 1918


Author Affiliations

Dean, University of North Dakota School of Medicine UNIVERSITY, N. D.

JAMA. 1918;70(15):1058-1061. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600150012003

This brief paper can claim no merit as being entertaining; unfortunately it is unable to present a great deal of definite data; it is intended to present a point of view, and to elicit discussion and the necessary data from which to draw a conclusion.

Permit me to say in starting that I am in entire sympathy with the new ideal standard for medical entrance advocated by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association — the two year college standard with certain required courses. Since its inception in 1905, the University of North Dakota School of Medicine has had requirements for admission somewhat higher than high school graduation. For ten years, or since 1907, it has been on the two year premedical college basis, with a course laid out for premedical students essentially the same as that outlined by the Special Committee of the Council on Medical

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