Philadelphia Jews Study Possibility of Establishing a Medical School
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Philadelphia Jews Study Possibility of Establishing a Medical School

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The appointment of a committee to study the possibilities of establishing a medical school in Philadelphia under Jewish auspices was announced here by Abraham L. Feinberg, president of the Federation of Jewish Agencies.

The unit will study the need for a teaching institution in the Philadelphia area, the costs and likely sources of financing and questions of sponsorship and affiliation. Medical and lay leaders in the Philadelphia area will be consulted on questions of need and, if need is established, on how best to proceed with the project. The first medical school under Jewish auspices in this country, the Albert Einstein Medical College of Yeshiva University, was opened in New York in 1955.

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