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December 1967

The Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Clinical Training: Summary of Discussions

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Neurology, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and the Cincinnati General Hospital, Ohio.

Arch Neurol. 1967;17(6):577-579. doi:10.1001/archneur.1967.00470300019003

A summary report such as this must come as an anticlimax after the stimulating talks reported from this conference. My discussions with some of you indicate that you want practical results, though implementation is what we heard least about in the groups discussing predoctoral and postdoctoral clinical training. How to achieve the suggestions brought forward by many of you, especially Paul Sanazaro in his stimulating address on innovations, must depend considerably upon local conditions: the capabilities of students and faculties, the facilities, and the budget. It is impossible to overemphasize the critical importance of men of good will and compassion in any reordering for the benefit of student and house officer. Like many generals, we soon get out of date, yet we remain in power. We are fitted best to fight the last war.

If the student's education is to be looked upon as a continuum, we should become interested

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