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June 23, 1956

THE UNIVERSITY IN MEDICINECONCEPT OF THE NEW PROGRAM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

JAMA. 1956;161(8):700-704. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970080030010
Abstract

• A program of medical education is being developed to prepare the student for medicine as it will be practiced 20 years from now. The university must educate him to be a citizen, and the professors within the medical school must have a sufficiently broad background to contribute to this aspect of his development. He must also be prepared to accept responsibility for definitive medical care of the families in his charge and to ease not only the medical but also the sociologic, psychological, and economic impact of disease upon the family. A studentcentered program for this purpose, with the physical plant designed to implement it, is here described.

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