During the past few years the need for more adequate support of medical education has been repeatedly emphasized. At the last meeting of this congress, President Valentine of the University of Rochester designated the situation as a crisis. Later, last spring, Dr. Leonard Scheele in his inaugural address as Surgeon General, United States Public Health Service, said:
The crisis in the professional schools of the Nation is the most serious problem which faces the medical and health professions today. Unless or until the crisis is resolved, the nation will be hampered in all its efforts to increase its health resources and to improve the health of the people.
It has been a natural consequence of the development of high standards of medical education that medical schools have greatly increased their responsibilities and their influence. Medical school teaching and research programs, when integrated into the activities of hospitals, outpatient clinics and