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Council on Medical Education and Hospitals
MEDICAL SCHOOL DECELERATION AND THE PHYSICIAN VETERAN
A Statement from the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals
The medical schools of the country anticipated the increased wartime need for physicians and inaugurated the accelerated program in medical education. Enrolments were increased. The program has been maintained successfully despite great losses in faculty. The medical schools submitted to the inadequate premedical programs of the armed forces and to the educationally undesirable 9-9-9 program believed to be necessary in the emergency. The medical schools have cooperated willingly and vigorously in every effort to win the war.Now after four years, with the war won, there are responsibilities which should take precedence over the accelerated training of medical officers. These are (1) provisions for the education of physician veterans and (2) restoration of a sound educational program. Most if
ORGANIZATION SECTION. JAMA. 1945;129(11):755. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860450041013
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