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Since the turn of the century The Journal has published annually its report on medical education. This issue contains the forty-sixth annual report by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals of the American Medical Association, providing detailed statistics and information for the year 1945-1946 on medical education in the United States and Canada and on hospital internships, residencies and fellowships in this country.
Reconversion to the prewar status is virtually complete, although a few schools have not yet graduated an extra class under the accelerated program by the completion of the time period covered in the report. But by June 30, 1947 there will have been an estimated extra 7,214 physicians graduated as a result of acceleration and increased enrolments as well as the admission and graduation of students at nine month intervals instead of annually. This contribution of medical schools to the war has been of inestimable value.
FORTY-SIXTH ANNUAL EDUCATIONAL NUMBER. JAMA. 1946;131(16):1355. doi:10.1001/jama.1946.02870330101011