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December 2, 1933


JAMA. 1933;101(23):1814-1815. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740480046021

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Changes Recommended in the Curriculum  The report of the committee for the reform of medical study headed by the dean of the Brno faculty of medicine, Prof. Bohuslav Bouček, has been published. The report deals in its first part with fundamental problems in the present crisis in medical education. The main requirement for improvement in the present overcrowding of medical schools is a proper regulation of the admission of students. According to the report, the number of medical students admitted to the faculty of medicine should be reduced to the actual need for new practitioners in the country and to the actual teaching capacity of the respective faculties of medicine. Another radical change which the report recommends is the concentration of study in a given period of time on a certain subject, in contrast with the present system of teaching a diversity of topics to students simultaneously. The report sees

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