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Fundamentals of Medical Education.

William B. Bean, MD
Arch Intern Med. 1965;115(4):500-501. doi:10.1001/archinte.1965.03860160126023.
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Deans of medical schools may be ogres or tyrants whose dictatorial talents enact a steady tribute and may command fearful worship of a nonhero. Or a deanship may be an innocuous position passed along as the baton in a relay race by people who look upon the baton as a nuisance, as a symbol not nearly as important as keeping things moving or getting there first. Somewhere betwixt and between the extremes of the dynamic power seeker who triples his efforts as he loses sight of his goals and the ineffectual one driven about by every casual breeze, we find good deans of good medical schools who produce the inspiration and leadership as well as exert the firm hand of the helmsman in just the right combination. Now for some 50 years, boy and man, I have been either an avid or willing or an inadvertent observer of medical education.


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