A broad concept of medical education is essential in the present era. For the purposes of my discussion, I have taken medical education to include the basic and postgraduate training of the major professional groups concerned with the health care of the people.
The medical school is recognized as the indispensable, integrating force of the medical center of the future. The medical center, as we visualize it, would be the hub of continuous research and education, as well as of medical and public health services to outlying areas.
The contemporary problems of medical education are matters of public concern. In 1946 Dr. H. G. Weiskotten stated:1
The first and most important step to be taken in improving the health and medical care of the American public is to see to it that medical schools are provided with sufficient funds to conduct a basically satisfactory program of medical education.