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November 4, 1950

Trends in Medical Education: The New York Academy of Medicine Institute on Medical Education, 1947

JAMA. 1950;144(10):882-883. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920100070037

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This is a collection of papers dealing with current problems in medical education presented by a group of distinguished educators. This volume is recommended not only to those engaged in medical school duties, but to every practitioner who is concerned about the future of the physician and his relation to a changing society. An effort is made to analyze the problems of medical training and medical practice in their broad ramifications. The discussions are conducted in six sections: premedical education and the selection of medical students, undergraduate medical education, intern and resident training, graduate and postgraduate training, education of the general practitioner and the implications of group practice and community medical services.

There is reflected the feeling of many educators that college curriculums have become too narrowly specialized and that the premedical student should devote about half his time to the humanities. In the medical school curriculum, the increasingly scientific

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