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 today? 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?