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Oldest US MEd SCHOOL?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by ocean11, May 1, 2004.

  1. ocean11

    ocean11 Senior Member
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    HI does anyone know the oldest US med school? I'm very interested... so far the oldest I've come across is NYMC 1860... anyone else?
     
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    I think, could be wrong, but it's UPenn.
     
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    Dartmouth is 1797
     
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    It's definitely Penn. I think Columbia is second (?).
     
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    It's UPenn...
     
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    yeah i think it's penn but columbia was the first to actually confer the MD degree.
     
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    I wholeheartedly second that! :love:
     
  8. exmike

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    Johns Hopkins was the first "Modern" medical school with a structured basic science and formal clinical curriculum.
     
  9. ocean11

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    what year was UPENN med school started in?

    and how about Hopkins?

    thanks
     
  10. klooless

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    UPenn = 1765
     
  11. exmike

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    Johns Hopkins 1893

    Interestingly enough, Johns Hopkins first chief of medicine and perhaps the most famous instructor of medicine ever, Sir William Osler, came from UPenn!
     
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    i wouldn't go quite that far. JH was the first w/ formal clinical clerkships, but they weren't the first w/ a structured basic sci. curriculum. that was probably penn. interestingly, it was william osler who instituted the clinical clerkships at JHU, after they had been a staple of med school in europe and canada for a long time.

    oh, and osler was only at penn for a very short while, he graduated from, and started at mcgill.
     
  13. exmike

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    Oh yeah, i didnt mean to say that they were the first to have a a stuctured basic sciences curriculum, just the first to have both that and clinical clerkships as part of the formal education - essentially pioneering the model that every US medical school uses today.
     
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    The oldest is LSU Shreveport founded in 1523 by Hernado De Soto as part of a Spanish land grant.
     
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    Before the flexnor report in our century medical education was a mixed bag. The quality of education provided was unregulated and admission standards were much lower.
    JHU was the first medical school to require that medical students have an undergraduate degree.
     
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    From the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center website:

    So looks like UPenn is the first medical school, Columbia the second and the first to confer the Medical degree.
     
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    The answer is UPenn, and I believe it was founded by Benjamin Franklin.
     

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