ERIC Number: ED054717
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Mar
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A Study of the Semiannual Admissions System at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine.
Rittenhouse, Carl H.; Weiner, Samuel
This report describes the program and examines the advantages and disadvantages of the semiannual admissions system used by the University of Tennessee College of Medicine (UTCM). It also considers effects of an accelerated program which together with the use of a semiannual admissions system permit more efficient use of facilities and the instruction of almost twice as many students in a given amount of time than would normally be the case. For the study, data on UTCM were compared with data on all US medical schools, but particularly with the Louisiana State University School of Medicine (LSU), which is located in the same region and has similar applicants, students, curricula and financing levels. Items compared were: ratio of undergraduate medical students to full-time faculty; expenditures per student in physiology; base salaries of basic science faculty; types of teaching and training grants received; a percentage of full-time faculty receiving 50% or more of their salaries from federal sources; persistence rate; MCAT science scores; and ratio of net square feet occupied to full-time faculty in various departments. Data were obtained through interviews, records searches, and visits to hospitals where UTCM graduates were serving as interns and residents. One of the conclusions was that if relative costs of producing MDs at UTCM and LSU are comparable for all US medical schools, semiannual admissions at all schools would produce 20 to 30% more doctors with no increase in expenditures. (JS)
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Authoring Institution: Stanford Research Inst., Menlo Park, CA.