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August 1933

Methods and Problems of Medical Education.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1933;52(2):339-340. doi:10.1001/archinte.1933.00160020177011

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This volume, the last of a series of twenty-one devoted to medical education, is on nursing education and schools of nursing. The study includes some of the outstanding nursing schools of the world. In the United States the schools that are used for examples of the advancement in nursing education are frequently connected with universities and in all respects are on the same level as the other departments of the university. This indicates that requirements for entrance to schools of nursing are more stringent than formerly and emphasizes the necessity for young women with good educational and cultural backgrounds. The ratio of theory to practice is another important factor. The advanced schools are constantly experimenting on the amount of theory that should be given with clinical experience. One of the accepted ratios is that seven hours of practical experience for fifteen weeks count as one lecture hour. Fifteen per cent

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