The American Medical Association has for the past two years endeavored to provide advice and assistance for South Vietnam's medical schools. This has been done by means of a contract with the Agency for International Development, which provides financial support for the Vietnam Medical School Project.
The American Medical Association's involvement in the Project grew from a study of the programs and facilities of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Saigon carried out in February 1966 at the invitation of the US Agency for International Development and the Government of Vietnam. This survey was conducted by a four-man team: Robert C. Long, MD, Board of Trustees, delegation chairman; William A. Sodeman, MD, Council on Medical Education; Ernest B. Howard, MD, Assistant Executive Vice-President; and Walter S. Wiggins, MD, Department of Medical Education. The purpose of their visit was to ascertain how best to use the resources of
AMA Vietnam Medical School Project. JAMA. 1968;206(9):2081-2083. doi:10.1001/jama.1968.03150090157024