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education before beginning the study of Medicine, the date of beginning and ending of each session attended in a medical college, together with the name of the college and a statement of the studies which he has successfully completed, this latter statement setting forth, if possible, the exact number of hours given to each subject. The credit claimed in each branch must be passed upon by the Dean of Medical Students or by the head of the corresponding department at the University.

Application blanks.—Blanks for presenting these credits will be furnished on application to the Dean of Medical Students. A student may matriculate at any time in person, or by correspondence.

Students seeking admission to advanced standing are urgently advised to enter for the Summer Quarter.


The academic year of the University of Chicago and of Rush Medical College is divided into four quarters. These are designated as the Summer, Autumn, Winter, and Spring Quarters, beginning, respectively, about June 21, on the 1st of October, the 2d of January, and about the 1st of April, each continuing for twelve weeks. A recess of one week occurs between the end of each quarter and the beginning of the next following, excepting that there is no recess between the end of the Spring and the beginning of the Summer Quarter, and that there is a recess of one month at the close of the Summer Quarter.


The general course of instruction in Rush Medical College requires four years of study in residence, with a minimum of attendance upon three quarters of each year. These years are designated as the Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior years, respectively.

A student may begin his college work on the first day of any quarter (see, however, p. 163, No. 5), and may continue in residence for as many successive quarters as he desires, and will receive credit for work accomplished. Attendance during all the four quarters of the year is optional, but will not secure a time credit of more than one year in a medical school. At least forty-five months must elapse between the date of the first matriculation and the date of graduation. Under the restrictions imposed, this system does not conflict with the existing medical-practice acts, nor with the rulings of the various State Boards of Medical Examiners.


Attention is directed to the special opportunities afforded for medical study in the Summer Quarter. The climate of Chicago is particularly well adapted to midsummer work. Instruction in all departments is given in the Summer Quarter.


1. Outline of the course.-The course for the first two years' work in Medicine consists mainly of instruction in the fundamental medical sciences:

Human Anatomy, Microscopic Anatomy, Histology, Neurology, and Embryology, Physiology, Physiological Chemistry, Toxicology, Pharmacology, Bacteriology, and Pathology. All this work is given at the University of Chicago.

2. Amount of work.-The amount of work required is 18 majors.

3. The curriculum.-The following courses constitute the curriculum recommended for and pursued by the majority of the students.1

a) Chemistry, The Chemistry of Medicinal Drugs, 1⁄2 major (25).2

b) Anatomy, 71⁄2 majors as follows: Human Anatomy (Dissecting), 4 majors (1, 2, 3, 4, 5); Splanchnology, Histology and Cytology, 1% majors (10 and 11, 12 or 13); Embryology, 1 major (Zoology 20 or 21); Neurology, 1 major (Anatomy 17).

c) Physiology, 61⁄2 majors as follows: Physiology, 3%1⁄2 majors (12, 13, 14); Physiological Chemistry, 11⁄2 majors (20 or 19, plus 20A or 20B); Pharmacology, 11⁄2 majors (21).

d) Pathology, 3% majors, as follows: Bacteriology, 11⁄2 majors (1) Pathology, 2 majors (2A, 2B).

4. Election of medical courses.— -Students with adequate preparation and special qualifications are permitted to elect other courses (usually advanced or research work), in lieu of some of those above prescribed.

In electing his work the student should bear in mind: (a) That the right of election must be confirmed in writing in advance by the Dean and by the Head of the Department concerned; (b) that his registration for each quarter must receive the approval of the Dean; (c) that the prerequisites for any course must have been satisfied before the course can be elected; (d) that a minimum amount of work in the several branches is required for graduation in Medicine.

5. Arrangement of courses.-The order of courses has been arranged in such a way as to insure so far as possible for the student beginning his medical studies with any single quarter of the year, a complete annual course during any three consecutive quarters; but students are advised to begin their medical work proper with the Autumn Quarter.

The following table shows the arrangement of the courses for the six quarters of work comprised in the first two years of Medicine and the recommended sequence of studies. No student, however, is obliged to follow the order given, or to take full work in any quarter. Credit will be given for every course satisfactorily completed. For other courses given in these departments each quarter, see departmental statements. Courses are given in all departments during the Summer Quarter of each year.

1 Detailed statements concerning the courses are given below under the various departments of instruction. They should be consulted in every case in regard to equivalent courses which may be submitted for those whose numbers are given in the above table.

2 The numbers in parentheses refer to the course numbers in the corresponding department.

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In addition to the regular supervision of the Dean, the grades of medical students are reviewed each quarter by the Committee on Promotions, representing all the departments giving medical instruction of the first two years. If a student's work is poor, the committee may revise or limit his registration, and, if deemed necessary, may request his withdrawal from the medical


Certificate of completion of the first 18 majors.-On completion of his first two years in Medicine, the work of each student is reviewed by the Committee on Promotions. If his work is considered satisfactory, a certificate of completion of the first 18 majors of medical studies is issued. If his work is considered unsatisfactory or doubtful, the committee may require further work in one or more departments, or subject the student to such examination as may be deemed necessary. No student is admitted to the Junior class in Rush Medical College without the above-mentioned certificate. Students with conditions in work of the first two years are sometimes permitted to proceed with their clinical studies, but such permission does not constitute admission to the Junior class.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE COMBINED COURSE FOR THE DEGREES OF S.B. AND M.D. Students seeking a Bachelor's degree (A.B., Ph.B., or S.B.) from the University of Chicago, in connection with the degree of M.D. from Rush Medical College, must comply with the established regulations of the University prescribed for the courses leading to such degrees. As the fundamental branches of the medical curriculum are taught in the University, the student may combine the course for a Bachelor's degree with that for the Medical degree, electing as science courses those offered in the departments of Anatomy, Physiology, etc., which are also courses in the medical curriculum. The prescribed work for these degrees is indicated in the following table:

TOTAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACCALAUREATE DEGREES (Including preparatory and college work in both Junior and Senior Colleges. One preparatory unit is counted as two College Majors, except that there are certain subjects which must be taken in college rather than in a preparatory school.)

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While it is thus possible for one to secure a Bachelor's degree and the degree of M.D. in from six to six and one-half years, every student should secure a more thorough and comprehensive collegiate preparation if it is possible for him so to do. For students taking this broader course, the following subjects are recommended as of especial value in preparation for medical study: Greek, 3 majors; Calculus, 1 major; Elementary Botany, 1 major; General Morphology of Thallophytes, 1 major; Introductory Physiology, 1 major; Physicial Chemistry, 1 major; Quantitative Chemical Analysis, 1 major; Physiography, 1 major; Psychology, 2 to 4 majors.

Applicants for admission to advanced standing in the courses for the degrees of A.B., Ph.B., or B.S., at the University of Chicago, should apply to the University for the Circular of Information of the Colleges.


The following are the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Medicine: The candidate must not be less than twenty-one years of age, and must have studied Medicine the legal period. He must have paid all dues, must have complied with all the requirements, and must have maintained unexceptional conduct while at the College.

He must have attended twelve full quarters, or an equivalent amount of time, in a recognized medical school, of which at least the last three quarters must have been in this institution, and forty-five months must have elapsed between the beginning of his first course of medical lectures and the date of his graduation.

He must have completed successfully all of the work required, as follows: 18 majors of work in the Freshman and Sophomore years, comprising a minimum of 6 majors in Anatomy (from courses offered in the Department of Anatomy and Neurology and the sub-department of Embryology; these courses include both Gross and Microscopic Anatomy1); 5 majors in Physiology (from courses offered in the Department of Physiology and the subdepartment of Physiological Chemistry); 1 major in Pharmacology; 3 majors in the Departments of Pathology and Bacteriology; 3 majors in one or more of these departments of his choice.

His work for the first two years must be pronounced satisfactory by the Committee on Promotions, when a certificate for the completion of the first 18 majors of medical work will be issued to him.

Twenty-one majors of work in the Junior and Senior years, comprising a minimum of 2 majors in Pharmacy, Materia Medica, Therapeutics, and Preventive Medicine; 1 major in Pathology; 51⁄2 majors in Medicine; 5% majors in Surgery, at least 1 major of which must be in Surgical Anatomy; 3 majors in Obstetrics and Gynecology, at least 2 majors of which must be in Obstetrics; 1.2 majors in Laryngology and Otology; .8 in Ophthalmology; 1 major in Skin and Venereal Diseases, at least .4 majors in each; 2 additional majors in any branch or branches of his choice.

He must have passed successfully a final examination, both written and practical, in Materia Medica and Therapeutics; Pathology; Medicine;

1 They must include the dissection of the lateral half of the human body.

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