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WHAT HAPPENS TO STUDENTS OF TWO YEAR MEDICAL SCHOOLS

JAMA. 1937;108(7):559-560. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780070043016.
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Among our medical educational facilities are some schools, located for the most part in small communities, without clinical facilities, which offer only the first two years of the medical curriculum consisting of the preclinical sciences. It is frequently asserted that such schools are needed in their respective states to provide an opportunity, not otherwise procurable, for the boys and girls resident in these states to undertake the study of medicine. It is claimed also that those who have attended these schools will return after graduation to practice in the states in which their medical career was begun.

To test the validity of such statements, an analysis has been made of the birthplace and present location of all students who entered these incomplete schools in the years 1925-1928. These classes were chosen because all of them have had at least four years since graduation in which to complete their internship and

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