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Shortening Medical Education—Reply

Ezekiel J. Emanuel, MD, PhD; Victor R. Fuchs, PhD
JAMA. 2012;308(2):133-136. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.7026.
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In Reply: We need to clarify 2 confusions about our proposal to reduce the length of medical training by 30%. We do not want to preclude students from completing 4 years of college prior to enrolling in medical school. A liberal arts degree is valuable in itself. We agree with Mr Duvivier and colleagues that nontraditional experiences in college and medical school can be enlightening. We meant that a college degree should not be a necessary requirement for becoming a medical student. Those who are judged ready for medical school should be admitted based on their merits, not years of training.

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