In March, 1964, as the culmination of more than 12 years of intensive study of continuing medical education, the Council on Medical Education approved an institutional survey and accreditation program for continuing medical education. In June, 1964, the AMA House of Delegates authorized the new program as an ongoing activity by the Council on Medical Education. Implementation will begin after Sept 1, 1964, when institutions and organizations begin the new year of educational activity.
It is expected that the continuing education listings in the future may be modified as a result. The final item of the program as approved1 states, "An approved institution should be so designated in the Council's annual list of 'Continuing Education Courses for Physicians.' The exact time at which such designation shall first appear should be dependent upon later developments. After all institutions and organizations which wish to list their courses have had the opportunity
BASIC VALUES OF SURVEY AND ACCREDITATION PROGRAM IN CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION. JAMA. 1964;189(6):507–508. doi:10.1001/jama.1964.03070060117012