San Diego: Colleges and Schools
This liberal arts college began to organize
in 1964 and was scheduled to accept its first students in the fall,
of 1967. Originally called Second College, it was renamed John Muir
College in April, 1966. It was centered at the former Camp Matthews
Marine Corps Rifle Range, which was deeded to the San Diego campus
by the federal government in 1963. source
On January 22, 1965, the Board of Regents
voted to honor the educator and scientist who had done much of the
early planning and ground work for the emerging Riverside campus.
By order of the Regents, the First College was renamed Revelle College.
Revelle had served as director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography
for 13 years and had been named University dean of research in 1962.
He resigned both posts in September, 1964, to become director of
the Center for Population Studies at Harvard University. By the
mid-1960's, Revelle College was a complex of six major classrooms
and laboratory buildings surrounding a central plaza. source
School of Medicine
For many years, interest was expressed in
establishing a school of medicine in the San Diego area. Recognizing
an obligation to educate additional physicians to serve the state's
expanding population, the Regents of the University formally voted
in February of 1962 to establish a third school of medicine and
the search for a dean began.
In January, 1984, Dr. Joseph Stokes, III began
his duties as dean of the School of Medicine at the San Diego campus.
During the intervening months, academic and architectural planning
accelerated and key faculty members were being recruited in November,
The first class of medical students were planned
to enroll in the fall of 1968 and plans called for a progressive
increase to an entering class size of 96 students.
The School of Medicine planned to offer a unique,
experimental curriculum that will emphasize close affiliation with
the general campus and maximum flexibility. The first year would
be taught primarily by faculty members from the graduate department
at San Diego with graduate students and medical students taking
the same course in cell biology. Formal demonstration laboratories
for first-year medical students would be replaced by rotation through
various research laboratories similar to that given to first-year
graduate students in biology. Opportunities in research would be
enhanced by the uniquely integrated relationship with the faculty
in the behavioral and social sciences and the graduate Departments
of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics. At least 20 per
cent of the student's time would be free to pursue research or other
The second-year curriculum would introduce the
student to organ structure and function in health and disease and
would also include an integrated course in the neurosciences and
courses in pathogenic microbiology and pharmacology. During this
year, students would be assigned to 16-man multidiscipline laboratories
where they will be supervised by instructors from various departments
of the School of Medicine.
During the third year, students would be introduced
to the tools of clinical medicine and would pursue a core clinical
curriculum at the three hospital facilities which would be operated
by, or affiliated with, the School of Medicine. This would allow
a fourth year which would be largely elective and which should allow
a student to pursue his individual interests by taking medical or
surgical clerkships, clinical or basic science electives, or continued