December 10, 1932


JAMA. 1932;99(24):2035-2036. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740760045014

In 1925 the Association of American Medical Colleges organized a commission to make a study of the educational principles involved in medical education and licensure. It was desired to correlate medical education with advances in university education and with the needs of present-day society. The work of the commission was financed largely with contributions from medical schools, the American Medical Association, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation and the Josiah Macy, Jr., Foundation. A considerable amount of data was collected during the course of the work which has been published from time to time. The final report1 is just available.

The commission included for the most part distinguished medical and other educators and also representatives of the Association of American Medical Colleges and of the American Medical Association. Obviously it had to be concerned not only with a review of the medical curriculum but also with the supply and

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