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April 1965

Problems of Medical Education

Author Affiliations


Director, Office of Research in Medical Education, University of Illinois.

Arch Dermatol. 1965;91(4):292-297. doi:10.1001/archderm.1965.01600100008003

DR. CURTIS, members of the Association, you have paid me a high compliment by asking me to open this meeting, your first major effort to consider in some depth the problems of teaching in dermatology. It is a pleasure to be with you. It is very difficult to discuss problems in medical education without rattling a few skeletons. Doctor Curtis has prepared you for this and indicated that one purpose of this conference is to shake you, as well as to stimulate; to encourage as well as to provoke you. If I cause pain in the course of doing this, I hope you will understand that it is not for the purpose of causing pain alone, but in a hope that this might be for the common good, and that together we might use any provocative remarks or ideas for the purpose of pursuing together some of the issues which

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