Bulletin of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Volume 1-5

Bulletin of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Volume 1-5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...the distribution between clinical and didactic work in schools of various grades. This table is not alone conclusive; for schools with weak clinical resources are not infrequently without illustrative material, so that a clinical lecture may perforce turn into a didactic lecture. Moreover, clinical instruction of the amphitheater type may, if the students are few and the conditions good, be as useful as a bedside demonstration; where, however, the students are many and the conditions poor, it may be no better than a didactic exposition. An examination of the financial aspects of the American medical school will completely account for the conditions that have been described.1 It is universally conceded that medical education cannot be conducted on proper lines at a profit, --or even at cost; but it does not follow that it has therefore ceased to "pay." It is commonly represented that medical schools are benevolent enterprises, to which selfish financial considerations are nowadays quite alien. Such is not even generally the case. Our best medical schools are indeed far from self-supporting; they absorb the income of large endowments or burden seriously the general resources of their respective universities. But these institutions constitute but a small fraction of the medical schools of the country. The others pay in one or more of several ways, if "paying'" is understood to mean that the fees do more than meet the expense of running the school. This use of terms is entirely justifiable; for if fees alone are inadequate to meet the running expenses of an up-to-date medical school, then the difference between actual expenditure on instruction, with its essential incidentals, and the total fee income of the school is...
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  • Paperback | 278 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 499g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236903854
  • 9781236903853