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September 1, 1945


JAMA. 1945;129(1):28-32. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.92860350003008

The analysis of the educational desires of over 21,000 medical officers published by Lueth1 now makes possible an estimate of the probable required expansion of present teaching facilities. The previous tentative estimates based on questionnaires returned by only 1,000 medical officers2 require some revision on the basis of the greatly increased information.

EDUCATIONAL DESIRES OF MEDICAL OFFICERS AFTER DISCHARGE  The Committee on Postwar Medical Service3 has been concerned with the problems which will confront the discharged medical officer when the war is won. A major project of this committee has been a questionnaire survey of 60,000 medical officers in the armed forces to determine the additional education they will desire. Table 1, modified from Lueth,1 summarizes the results of 21,029 returns by graduation groups. There were 3,932 officers (19 per cent of those replying) who request no further training, 4,563 (21 per cent) who want review or