MICHAEL GLEN DOLIN, M.D.
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To the editor: I wholeheartedly agree with the thesis of Dr. Stimmel's article, "The 'Crisis' in Medical Education," (Ann Intern Med 79:119-123, 1973). Too-early specialization, 3-year schools, and elimination of the internship will add up to only one result, the creation of a generation of incompetent physicians, with titles but inadequate skills. At a time when the scope and substance of medicine is expanding, it is foolish to talk of shortening the period of basic training. . . .
Unfortunately, it is now possible for students at some schools to obtain the M.D. degree with virtually no training in large
DOLIN MG. Crisis in Medical Education. Ann Intern Med. 1973;79:755. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-79-5-755_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;79(5):755.
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