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August 17, 1957


JAMA. 1957;164(16):1766. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980160038010

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During the latter part of June a three-day conference on medical education for foreign scholars in the medical sciences was held at the University of Wisconsin. The conference was financed by the China Medical Board of New York, Incorporated and cosponsored by that board, the Association of American Medical Colleges, and the Conference Board of Associated Research Councils. It was attended by about 50 selected foreign scholars and about 20 American educators.

The three-day discussions were centered around the philosophy of higher education in the United States, the education of a physician in the United States, evaluation of the applicant for medical education, the organization and objectives of a medical school, the development of the medical curriculum, and recent trends in medical education. After the presentation of papers on the aforementioned topics the conferees were divided into small discussion groups in which exceedingly stimulating and valuable exchange of opinion occurred.

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