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May 27, 1961


JAMA. 1961;176(8):682-683. doi:10.1001/jama.1961.03040210036009

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In the 59th annual report of medical licensure prepared by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals, which appears in this issue, p. 693, data are presented concerning the medical examination and licensure of physicians in the United States and its possessions. The report also summarizes trends in licensure over many years and presents current regulations pertaining to medical licensure. A section is included pertaining to boards of examiners in the basic sciences, the National Board of Medical Examiners, and the Educational Council for Foreign Medical Graduates.

The report calls attention to the activities of the Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States and in particular points out the development of a series of studies and conferences on the problems of discipline. This undertaking coincides with studies being made by the Committee on Discipline of the American Medical Association. The Federation's program at the 1961 Annual Congress on

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