To induce a long-range improvement in medical journalism and arouse greater interest in problems of communication, the Division of Scientific Publications of the AMA during the past three years has conducted a pilot program, training medical students in editorial practices. Interested students were encouraged to spend two months of elective time at the AMA headquarters, getting acquainted with procedures and problems involved in publishing. The opportunities to participate in such a training schedule received no publicity. Now, however, with available funds, a portion of which were contributed by several pharmaceutical companies,* it is possible to announce an expanded program.
The AMA can now offer fellowships for medical students, as well as postdoctoral fellowships for physicians who have completed their hospital training. These will be available about July 1, 1963. In the predoctoral program the initial tenure will involve full-time work for the summer quarter of 1963, when the students will
PROGRAM IN MEDICAL JOURNALISM. JAMA. 1963;183(8):683-684. doi:10.1001/jama.1963.03700080091021