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January 7, 1893

THE PRESENT STATUS OF MEDICAL EDUCATION IN THE UNITED STATES.

JAMA. 1893;XX(1):24. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420280032003

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Abstract

Indications point to a pronouncedly higher standard of requirements upon the part of the medical colleges of this country. The year just closed has witnessed a change of the curriculum of fully 25 per cent, of the entire number of colleges. This change has consisted in extending the course of instruction from two to three courses of lectures before conferring the degree of M.D. The number of colleges that will graduate students at the end of their second course of lectures the coming spring are less than ten per cent, of the whole number of schools in the country. With the exception of two schools they are confined to a limited section of the country. Even these schools will in the near future extend their course by an additional year. The experience of these schools raising their standard by requiring four courses of lectures before graduation has been all that

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