Education: Still Lopsided

The modern premedical student may get years and years of training, but does he get a well-rounded education? This week, in the first comprehensive report of premedical education in the U.S., three eminent deans—Aura E. Severinghaus, associate dean of Columbia University's faculty of medicine, William E. Cadbury Jr. of Haverford and Dean Emeritus Harry Carman of Columbia College—gave their answer: "No." As far as the liberal arts are concerned, says the report, the pre-med is shortchanged.

The deans spent more than two years studying 115 colleges. Wherever they went, they found "vocationally oriented"...

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