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September 1970


Arch Otolaryngol. 1970;92(3):211-212. doi:10.1001/archotol.1970.04310030001001

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In any In any professional field, training holds the answer answer to excellence. In medicine, this applies to excellence in teaching, in research, and in patient care. In otolaryngology as in other medical specialties excellence in a training program is the key that is needed to recruit the type of young doctors best suited to this specialty. During the past ten years, great changes have taken place in our training programs. These reorganized programs have been turning out young otolaryngologists of much greater competence and clinical experience which has resulted in improvement in patient care.

Now we hear much talk and conjecture about the perilous position of our educational programs in otolaryngology. Danger seems to lie in two areas: first, in the medical student training programs, which are now being remodeled in many medical schools to introduce a core curriculum, where the teacing of the surgical specialties has been eliminated

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