The importance of the Flexner report was that for the first time it defined acceptable standards and

The importance of the Flexner report was that for the first time it defined acceptable standards and

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The importance of the Flexner report was that for the first time it defined acceptable standards and  pointed out inconsistencies and extreme deficiencies in medical education at the time. In some  cases, folks could “buy” a medical degree by attending a diploma mill, and doctors improved their  incomes by taking on more apprentices than they could actually teach. While AMA supporters point to its role in protecting public interest and improving medical care, critics  point to what they call the AMA's monopoly over medicine. The organization locked out those who  did not adhere to the strict, narrow interpretations of the AMA. Interestingly, the medical schools  closed by the Flexner report included all but two schools training blacks and one training women.  Critics charge that the AMA became an all-powerful, white male organization that promoted a 
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