BURTON A. WAISBREN JR.
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To the editor: Because America's system of medical education has failed to produce an adequate number of doctors, it is time to explore new and more efficient ways of training them. I wish to propose a system of medical education that will make maximum use of both existing facilities and available federal funds.
The first step would be to expand the undergraduate premedical curriculum to include the preclinical subjects that are presently taught in medical schools. Universities without affiliated medical schools often have excellent departments of chemistry and biology, as well as ample laboratory space. The addition of pathology and
WAISBREN BA. More Medical Education. Ann Intern Med. 1972;76:674. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-4-674_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(4):674.
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