E. GREY DIMOND, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Premedical education may be an overlooked key to several problems involving medicine.
There are probably 60,000 premedical students in the United States. That is, at any one time, allowing for the usual 3 years of premedical work, there are 60,000 men and women who have at least declared their hope or have dreamed of entering medical school. Beyond these 60,000 are the unknown numbers who do not even dream of a career in the health field because it is unknown and even forbidding.
These 3 years of premedicine are remarkably removed from medical education itself, and the contact between student
DIMOND EG. Organized Premedical Education. Ann Intern Med. ;68:1354–1356. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-68-6-1354
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;68(6):1354-1356.
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