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March 6, 1937

LEADERSHIP IN MEDICAL EDUCATION

Author Affiliations

Chairman of the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals of the American Medical Association STANFORD UNIVERSITY, CALIF.

JAMA. 1937;108(10):771-773. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780100001001
Abstract

Medical education slipped during the depression and has not yet regained its full stride. The recent nationwide survey of the medical schools made by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals of the American Medical Association has compelled it to remove some medical schools from its approved list and to give warnings or suggestions to others so that improvements can be made. The main functions of the Council are to hold the level of medical education as high as is reasonable, to detect and report weaknesses that may occur, and to bring out the changes taking place in medical knowledge that require a shift in the emphasis on the various subjects making up the medical curriculum.

Primarily the cause of the decline in the efficiency of our medical schools is due to lack of adequate financial resources. More endowments and annual appropriations are needed by practically all the medical schools

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