This issue of The Journal includes the 54th Annual Report on Medical Education in the United States and Canada prepared by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals of the American Medical Association and developed to inform the profession and the public of the current status, development, and trends in this important area of education. Evaluation of the annual reports of activities and statistics, as submitted by the medical schools, indicates that the past year has been one of steady progress and that the period immediately ahead holds promise of continuous growth and advance in the field of medical education and in the interest of the general public welfare.
The past year has witnessed completion of the basic organization of faculty and four year curriculums with the graduation of their first class of physicians in three medical schools: the University of North Carolina, the University of Puerto Rico, and the
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