ERIC Number: ED541097
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1919
Reference Count: N/A
Medical Education, 1916-18. Bulletin, 1918, No. 46
Colwell, N. P.
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
In previous reports attention was called to the rapid improvements in medical education in the United States, secured through a campaign which was begun by the American Medical Association in 1904. At the beginning of the campaign, the number of medical schools in this country exceeded the total in all the rest of the world. There was clearly an oversupply of medical schools. Many of them were poorly equipped and adhered only to low entrance requirements, while some were conducted for profit and required for admission little or nothing in the way of educational qualifications. The campaign for improvement successfully urged the merging of two or more medical colleges in each, of various cities or States. This resulted in a rapid reduction in the total number, but a material strengthening of the quality of the institutions remaining. At the present time there are 90 medical colleges; the number of students during 1917-18 was 13,630, and the number of graduates in 1918 was 2,670. These lower figures represent the normal decrease that was expected under the increased entrance requirements, and are not due to the war. Contents include: (1) Entrance requirements of medical colleges; (2) Coeducation in medicine; (3) Medical education and the war; (4) Medical education and the selective service; (5) A national control of medical education; (6) Improved standards of licensing boards; (7) State requirements of preliminary education; (8) Confusion from multiple boards; (9) Simplifying medical licensure; (10) Practical and clinical examinations; (11) National Board of Medical Examiners; (12) Premedical college work; (13) Need of a list of approved colleges of arts and sciences; (14) Items concerning medical education; and (15) Developing medical education in China. (Contains 2 charts and 4 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Qualifications, Medical Education, Foreign Countries, Professional Associations, Medical Schools, Coeducation, College Entrance Examinations, Academic Standards, Accreditation (Institutions), State Standards, Certification, Tests, War, Military Service, National Standards
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: China