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July 26, 1952


JAMA. 1952;149(13):1225. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.02930300051012

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One of the remedies that has been suggested for the present financial problems that confront the medical schools is that the schools charge their students for the full cost of their education. This suggestion usually is advanced by those not close to medical education, but it has received at least passing attention by a few schools in recent years. Fortunately, the great majority of medical schools have been quick to see the dangers of such a program and have refused to give it serious consideration.

Elsewhere in this issue, page 1243, the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals has an important statement summarizing the many damaging effects that could result from attempts to charge medical students for the full cost of their education. The Council points out that a plan of charging full cost tuition differs only in technical details from the practices of the proprietary medical schools at the

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