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August 25, 1989

Highlights of the 1989 EDUCATION ISSUE

JAMA. 1989;262(8):1001-1002. doi:10.1001/jama.1989.03430080017003

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Abstract

Eighty-nine years ago, JAMA first published an EDUCATION ISSUE to call attention to the need for improvement in medical education in the United States. In the past few years, the medical education community has been concerned about the outcome (or product) of US medical education.

The editorial by Dr Martini argues for outcome evaluation measures as an important step in assessing the educational

Medical School Enrollment  The number of applicants to US schools accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for the 1988-1989 academic year decreased by 1402 individuals. Of the 26721 applicants, 17108 students were accepted by at least one school for enrollment in the fall of 1988. The number of medical students enrolled in the first year equaled 16781. The percentage of "A" students entering has decreased and the average Medical College Admission Test score of entering students is down. Two other characteristics of the entering

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