VOL. 12, No. 2 APRIL, 1965 DURHAM, N. C.
Coming in the Fall: the first of a new campus
Pictured above is the architectural rendering of the Medical Sciences Building I. This
building, which will be the first part of the new Medical Center campus, will be located
opposite the present Army Ordnance Research Building, near the old laundry. It will
house Biochemistry and Genetics and Physiology and Pharmacology. As plans now stand, the
construction of Medical Sciences Building I will begin in the winter of 1965. (E. Todd
Wheeler and Perkins and Will Architects.)
The New Curriculum: a pioneering approach to medical education.”
by Wes Lefler
The Duke University Medical Cen
ter has recevied a $750,000 grant
from the Commonwealth Fund of
New York to helj) finance a pioneer
ing approach to medical education.
The new project will involve a
drastic revision of current medical
teaching teclinicjncs and medical cur
Announcement of the grant was
made by Dr. Douglas M. Knight, j)res-
ident of Duke University.
“It is our hope that medical edu
cation nationally will benefit from
the experience gained by your school
in adopting this new curriculum,”
said Quigg Newton, president of the
Commonwealth Fund, in notifying
Duke officials of the award.
The Duke program will involve
the first major change in medical
school curricula iji the past 50 years,
according to Dr. William G. Anlyan,
dean of the Duke School of Medicine.
He said that the objective of this
new concept will be to turn out more
doctors who are better trained to
bring directly to the American public
the benefits of the massive amount
of medical knowledge now available.
The new curriculum is scheduled
to be implemented in the first year
class of 19()6. The changeover is ex
pected to be complete by 1*)70.
Dr. Aulyan said the grant from
the Commonwealth Fund will be used
to acquire the faculty members need
ed to launch the new program.
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