Medical Education and Societal Needs: A Planning Report for Health Professions

Medical education in the United States today owes much of its structure to the implementation of many of the recommendations of the 1910 report by Abraham Flexner. He decried an abundance of non-rigorous proprietary schools and held up as a model the university-based curriculum of John Hopkins. Flexner’s urging for reform succeeded so well that medical education and medical practice henceforth became solidly grounded in the knowledge and methods of natural science.
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