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August 25, 1956


JAMA. 1956;161(17):1679-1680. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970170075009

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This issue of The Journal presents the 56th Annual Report on Medical Education in the United States and Canada as prepared by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals of the American Medical Association. The objective of this report is to inform the profession, and others who may be interested, of the current status, developments, and trends in this important field of education. Administrative officials of medical schools and universities and representatives of other agencies have been most cooperative in submitting the information essential in the compilation of a report of this nature; for this assistance the Council is deeply grateful.

The past year has witnessed continued progress in the field of medical education. The University of Miami at Coral Gables and Miami, Fla., graduated its first class of physicians, so that there are now 76 approved four-year medical schools and 6 approved schools of basic medical science in the

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