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Fall/Winter 1971

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2003 - Winter


“The present first year medical class is the largest in the school’s history—102 students. This is a ten percent increase in class size as compared with the previous year and is the second increase in the past five years.

“In 1951 the number of first year students was increased from 65 to 80. The size of entering classes then remained relatively constant until 1967 when in response to the nation’s need for more physicians a further increase was authorized, and 92 students were admitted.

“In commenting on the recent increase to 102 students, Dean [Frederick C.] Redlich noted that changes in Yale’s class size and curriculum are in concert with the national goals of increasing the enrollment of existing medical schools and fostering curriculum innovations. The additional teaching and administrative resources necessary to support the larger medical class will be provided through a Physician Augmentation Program grant from the Department of Health, Education and Welfare.”

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