RICHARD F. LEIGHTON, M.D.; GÉRARD DROBINSKI, M.D.; YVES GROSGOGEAT, M.D.
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Medical education, training, and practice have been recently undergoing profound changes in France, with more change soon to come. Until 15 years ago the density of physicians in France was increasing only slightly (Figure 1). Medical school was, and continues to be, a 7-year curriculum after granting of the baccalaureate. An examination at the end of the first year determined how many students could continue, but selection of students was not based on a fixed number of positions available.
In the late 1960s, however, events occurred that led to considerable stress on the system of medical education. The student riots
LEIGHTON RF, DROBINSKI G, GROSGOGEAT Y. La Vie Médicale en France: 1983. Ann Intern Med. ;99:122–123. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-99-1-122
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1983;99(1):122-123.
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