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September 3, 1892

Medical Educational Requirements in the United States

JAMA. 1892;XIX(10):293. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420100025006

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—Since the adoption, by a majority of the colleges in the United States, of a minimum standard of requirement embracing three courses of graded instruction, of not less than six months each, and a standard of preliminary educational training of all medical students, the question of recognition of graduates of those schools which do not observe this standard, has been practically settled by the American Medical Association. At Detroit, on Thursday morning, June 9, 1892, a preamble setting forth the requirements of the Association of American Medical Colleges, and a resolution demanding of all the colleges in the United States the adoption and observance of a standard which shall not fall below the minimum requirements of the College Association, were unanimously adopted, and the Secretary directed to forward a certified copy to the Faculties of all the colleges, and to each medical journal.

It is clearly apparent from this action,

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