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October 7, 1950


JAMA. 1950;144(6):468. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920060030013

At the San Francisco Session of the House of Delegates, the proposal of the Board of Trustees for the establishment of a Student American Medical Association was approved.1 Plans are now proceeding for a constitutional convention, composed of delegates from existing medical student body organizations interested in affiliation with a national organization sponsored by the American Medical Association.

The student association is being organized with the close collaboration of the deans of the various medical schools and with the state and local medical societies. The new association is to be truly a student venture and will bring the student into closer contact with organized medicine both locally and nationally. The medical student of today will tomorrow have the responsibility of administering the affairs of organized medicine. The complexities of society today demand that able men hold posts of responsibility in our medical organizations. The formation of a student association

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