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August 21, 1915


JAMA. 1915;LXV(8):721-722. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.02580080063015

For the student who has decided to study medicine the first and most important step is the selection of a medical school; a false step here may handicap him for life. Fortunately, as already stated,1 never before has there been available so much reliable information to guide him.

Before choosing a medical school the student should obtain information on several important points: its requirements of preliminary education; the character of its teaching; whether or not its diplomas are recognized in all states, and the tuition fees charged.

Low entrance requirements by a medical school may attract some students. It is important, however, for the student to make sure that his preliminary education is sufficient to meet the requirements of the state licensing boards of the country. He should know that at the present time ten2 state licensing boards require that before beginning the study of medicine the student