W. H. B.
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Although our country has been at war less than a year, extensive changes in medical education have already been instituted in order to meet special conditions created by the immediate needs of our armed forces. These changes are both quantitative and qualitative in character.
The principal quantitative change that has been put into effect is the adoption by the majority of medical schools of an accelerated program whereby the medical course is shortened from four to three calendar years. This means that the four academic years can now be completed within three calendar years by continuous instruction throughout the summer
W. H. B.. THE WAR AND MEDICAL EDUCATION. Ann Intern Med. 1942;17:874–876. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-17-5-874
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1942;17(5):874-876.
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