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August 1967

Recapitulation: Accomplishments and Challenges

Author Affiliations

Portland, Ore

From the divisions of environmental medicine and dermatology, University of Oregon Medical School, Portland, Ore.

Arch Dermatol. 1967;96(2):161-164. doi:10.1001/archderm.1967.01610020053016

I FIND MYSELF in the very difficult position of trying to synthesize the information, ideas, opinions, and aspirations which all of you have contributed to this symposium. It is not possible to do this in the short time allotted to this review. Instead, I would like to offer a summary of what I believe were the principal points raised during the several sessions and a few personal comments on some of these issues.

As teachers of medicine and men of science, we have attempted to approach a problem in professional education by asking a series of pertinent questions. These questions have been posed many times during the past two days. The questions are focused on the doctor and hopefully the scholar-physician who must devote his life to a continuum of learning if he wants to maintain his full professional competence. The questions: (1) What are we, as teachers, doing to

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