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June 19, 1967


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Baton Rouge, La

JAMA. 1967;200(12):1121. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03120250155019

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The Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States takes pleasure in once again praising the AMA Council on Medical Education for its yearly report on medical licensure. The annual State Board Number is eagerly awaited for its usual comprehensive coverage of the field and the valuable factual and statistical data herein contained. The member boards, as well as the profession at large, are greatly indebted to the Council for this compendium of ready and accurate reference material.

The Federation has been in the past, and will continue to be in the future, greatly concerned with the problems of reciprocity and endorsement of medical credentials among the several jurisdictions and will continue to promote the concept of universal endorsement. Such a concept is only possible when levels of examination and licensure in each jurisdiction meet uniformly high standards. These standards are the constant goal of the Federation through the