EDU 657 Week 2 DQ 1 Creating the American Way Business – General Business Creating the American Way. Medical schools during this time represented a good example of 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 do you feel that differs today? What influences are still impacting higher education today with regards to new educational programs and innovations? Consider the role that government regulation and accountability plays in higher education. How do you feel America’s approach to higher education building might change in the next 5- 10 years?