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Classification of medical colleges.

The medical council of the American Medical Association have ten points by which colleges are graded for classification. One of them is the success of the graduates in examination before medical boards. These points, whilst fair, are not always interpreted fairly. In other words, they make their own standards and interpret them to suit themselves so as to accomplish their ends.

The issue of April 8 is called the educational number and classifies colleges from several viewpoints. The journal calls attention to the fact that "the number of States in which a school's graduates have been examined is important. The larger this number the more accurate will be the conclusions." So we have taken the liberty to quote from "Table C.""

Graduates of 1915 for Ohio colleges only.

Graduates Passed Failed %. States
Eclectic Medical College 23, 23, 0, 0, 4
Ohio State 47, 47, 0, 0, 2
Ohio State Homeopaths 20, 19, 1, 5, 1
University of Cincinnati 19, 0, 0, 0, 1
Western Reserve 33, 33, 0, 0, 2

Turning again to Table B, graduates from 1911 to 1915, appearing before State boards, we find our college credited with one failure before six boards, whilst two of the others are credited with but four States, one, two and one, one. Again turning to Table A, physicians appearing before State boards during 1915, I find our men appeared before eight boards, two schools with five boards each, one with two and one with one.

So it appears our graduates are not local, but come from and appear before more States than any other school in Ohio, surely a good and fair criterion of the preparation for their life's work given by Cincinnati. There are 102 colleges reported. Our school stands thirty-third as to the number of States before which its graduates appear. M.

National Eclectic Medical Association Quarterly, Vol. 7, 1915-16, was edited by William Nelson Mundy, M.D.

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