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of Bachelor of Science. Thus the student receives the benefit of a thorough
preliminary scientific education, so essential to an accurate knowledge of medicine,
enjoys the cultural influence of college life, and gains two whole years in the
preparation for his life's work.
From the first it was contemplated, though not actually required,
that the medical student would remain in college four years and win
the degree of Bachelor of Science. In the catalogue of 1905-06
appears this more definite statement
Upon complying with the requirements for admission three choices are open to
the student. First, he may select Medicine alone. This is the same work that is given
during the first two years in all good medical colleges. Second, he may select
Medicine, together with any academic courses desired, without extra cost for
tuition. Third, he may take-and this is desired wherever possible-the four years'
work for the Bachelor of Science degree, including as elective two years' medical
work. Should this last course be followed, the student graduates in four years with
the B.S. degree, and at the same time has completed two years of his medical
training. This gives him admission to the third year of medical colleges, so that in
two years after graduation with the B.S. degree he can secure the M.D. degree.
A distinct advance was indicated in the catalogue of 1907-08 with
Beginning with the session of 1908-09 certificates of recommendation for
advanced standing in medical colleges will be given to those students only who
have completed this two year medical course, and either the Bachelor of Science or
the Bachelor of Arts course.
Keeping pace with the advances made in the better medical
colleges. of the country is this further requirement which appears first
in the catalogue of 1909-10:
No student is admitted to any of the classes of the School of Medicine until he
has completed two years' work in the college classes or its equivalent.
No higher admission requirement is prescribed even to this day in
many of the better medical colleges of the country, and, though the
statement is not clear after the catalogue of 1933-34, it