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Planning for the Several Products of a Medical School

Lyman M. Stowe, MD
JAMA. 1965;194(12):1299-1302. doi:10.1001/jama.1965.03090250033009.
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I suspect that a poll would reveal a very wide range of anticipations of the contents of this paper. This is clearly due to the great variability of interpretations and relative emphases it is possible to give to the words "planning," "several," "products," and even "medical school." Mathematically speaking, a minimum of 41 papers could be given on this topic depending on such interpretations and emphases. I do not intend to treat you to all the possible variations on this theme; my point is that one can arrive easily in this oversimplified way to an instantaneous comprehension of the fact that planning for a new medical school is a complex task. Parenthetically, I would add that when the planning involves not only a medical school but as well its clinical teaching facility, an associated School of Dental Medicine also beginning from the ground up, a site both semirural in character


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