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January 12, 1901

Higher Medical Education and the State University of Iowa.

JAMA. 1901;XXXVI(2):119. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470020047019

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Iowa City, Jan. 7, 1901.

To the Editor:  —Knowing your efforts for the advancement of medical education, I believe that you will be interested in hearing that the faculty of the College of Medicine of the State University of Iowa has decided to extend the course to four years of nine months each, the length of the session to be thirty-eight weeks, or thirty-six weeks exclusive of vacations. Last year the Board of Regents granted permission to make such a change in 1902, but by a unanimous vote the medical faculty requested that it might go into effect a year earlier. It has not been the experience of the faculty that an increase in work is followed by a decrease in attendance, as the places of such students as are frightened away are filled by the more desirable material which goes, not where a diploma is the easiest to be

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