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May 25, 1889


JAMA. 1889;XII(21):740-742. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02400980020005

In another department of this number of The Journal is published a tabulated list of the medical colleges in the United States and Canada, and their requirements and courses. This table has been prepared for the purpose of showing, as well as possible in a limited space, the present. condition of medical education in English-speaking America. Notwithstanding the fact that four sets of circulars were sent out for information, on March 9, 29, April 15 and 25, some of the colleges failed to return the circulars properly filled out.

On examining the table one can easily see that in the United States especially, there is the greatest diversity in the medical college curricula. The Canadian curricula are, as a rule, uniform. The requirements shown vary from the first to the last column of the table. It is shown that medical education in this country is in a heterogeneous state. We