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March 3, 1945

Foreign Letters

JAMA. 1945;127(9):537-538. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860090043015

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LONDON  (From Our Regular Correspondent)Feb. 3, 1945.

Government Grants to Medical Schools to Depend on the Admission of Women and the Reform of Medical Education  In the House of Commons Mr. Willink, minister of health, stated that the Interdepartmental Committee on Medical Schools has recommended a comprehensive program for the reform and development of medical education and research. Recognizing the fundamental importance of these to the future of the country's health services, the government has accepted the principle of increased grants to be distributed by the University Grants Committee to medical schools, postgraduate schools and institutes and hospitals used for teaching and research. The government shares the views expressed in the report on the importance of affording to women opportunities equal to those enjoyed by men for medical training and for obtaining postgraduate experience. It has therefore adopted the recommendation of the committee that future payments of grants to

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