435 Are in Medical School When the 'State University of Iowa college of medicine was established as a medical department 85 years ago, its first lessons were given to 27 men and 10 women students. This year there are 420 men and nine women enrolled in the .college. The first course consisted of two years of 20 weeks each. Today the course consists of four years of 36 weeks each, preceded by three years of liberal arts study. A one-month preccptorship has been added to the junior year. During this period students as- sist an Iowa general practitioner. The laboratory departments and the 56,000 volurhe medical library are housed in the medical laboratory building. The department also uses the University hospitals which include the.Gen- eral hospital, Childrens' hospital, Psycopathic hospital and the now Hospital for Handicapped Children. Students desiring admission to the college of medicine must have completed .at least three years in an approved college of arts and sciences. The medi- cal school sots up a specific number , of course requirements which must be fulfilled during pre-mcdical training. After meeting these requirements the prospective student must file an application upon which the admission committee of the college of medicine will act. The* committee sorts out those best qualified for the study and-practice of medicine. One hundred twenty of the applicants are accepted. Dr. Norman B. Nelson is dean of the college of medicine.