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This volume presents the plenary addresses, numerous formal papers, and panel discussions, which largely comprised the 5-day program of the Second World Conference on Medical Education. The conference was held under the auspices of the World Medical Association with the American Medical Association and Association of American Medical Colleges as the host organizations.
The conference was devoted to a consideration of clinical training in medicine. Emphasis was given to formal hospital training after medical school as well as the need and methods of achieving continuing medical education for all physicians throughout their active professional careers.
The program planning and selection of titles were influenced predominantly by the problems and concerns of medical education in the Anglo-American world. There were 135 speakers from 52 countries, and the audience of 800 represented 66 countries and 179 medical schools.
Wiggins WS. Medicine, a Lifelong Study; Proceedings of the Second World Conference on Medical Education, Chicago, 1959, under the auspices of the World Medical Association. JAMA. 1961;178(3):358. doi:10.1001/jama.1961.03040420098047