Reflect on the role of Medical Colleges in higher education during the first half of the nineteenth century.

Guided Response: Analyze several of your classmates’ posts and respond to at least two, comparing their responses to any that are in contrast with your own opinion.  Offer substantiation that may extend their thinking or point out any fallacies in their own argument.

Anthony Patrick
Medical schools of the nineteenth century exemplified American society’s enchantment for education without the overly strict rules and standards. Reflect on the role of Medical Colleges in higher education during the first half of the nineteenth century. Consider the educational preparation and requirements for medical doctors during this era. How does it differ today? What influences, with regard to new educational programs and innovations, still impact higher education? Consider the role that government regulation and accountability plays in higher education. How do you feel America’s approach to building higher education might change in the next five to ten years?
Becoming a doctor in this era is extremely hard and time-consuming. Students spend up to 10-12 years studying, and experiments with different medicines and figuring out how the human body operates. The rules and standards have drastically changed and evolved. The role of a doctor is in higher demand than in the early 19th century. During the early 19 century, the role of the doctor was important. Health was a product of ensuring that one’s body maintained a proper equilibrium with itself and with the environment around it. There were a lot of deadly body diseases that were spreading.  With such a serious and demanding duties, one would think that the requirements would be set a little higher. It was suggested but not required that medical students during this time needed any type of high school diploma or college degree ( Thelin, 2011).  Medical students now required to have Bachelors, and Master degrees plus a certain amount of practicum hours.
Of course, over time, the financial cost would change. Doctors are now using high advance technology devices to even create a cure for diseases that once was not even treatable. With the assistance of high educators, these medical students are able to explore and investigate deeper into the roots are medicine and working with the human body.  The government has a lot of control of education. Public universities are allocated funds and also requires the institution to cover certain information.

Thelin, John R.. A History of American Higher Education (p. 54). Johns Hopkins University Press. Kindle Edition.

Anna Johnson
How does it differ today? What influences, with regard to new educational programs and innovations, still impact higher education? Consider the role that government regulation and accountability plays in higher education. How do you feel America’s approach to building higher education might change in the next five to ten years?

Education is the success throughout everyday peoples lives. It uses innovative and creative thinkers. The benefits of technology has advance the teaching as it pertains to the medical field. With all of the updated advances in medicine the use of more technology and a higher curriculum is needed fro doctors to better understand their patients. When thinking back in the early days I think many doctors only were allowed to read and try to figure out what is best for the patients. Using natural herbs and maybe old remedies they learn from their forefathers was how they tired to save lives. The advances in medical education today has saved so many lives and the fact that doctor are willing to go back to school and learn more advance more and understand the importance of being well education to save patients lives. I believe medical technology will evolve in the next 20 years they will have cures for cancer, aids and other diseases that plague our nation and take lives everyday. The fact that some doctor have gone into learning more about natural medicine like in the 1600s is great because it worked then and it still can save lives now. The new technology and innovation as mechanical cadavers and other studies will provide in-depth perceptions and look into the benefits of people’s health overall.

 

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