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January 22, 1973

Medical Education Changes

JAMA. 1973;223(4):433-434. doi:10.1001/jama.1973.03220040047012

Since 1966, the Education Number of JAMA has reported "Some Recent Events of Special Interest to Medical Education." Under that heading, the 72nd Annual Report on Medical Education (222:962-965, 1972) carried two items that will be of interest to all readers (as indeed is most of the entire report).

Evaluation of Educational Programs.—  Evaluation and accreditation activities for graduate medical education—longstanding functions almost exclusively of the Council on Medical Education—were delegated by action of the House of Delegates last June to a newly constituted Liaison Committee on Graduate Medical Education (LCGME). The committee will have representatives from the American Medical Association (four) appointed by and from the Council on Medical Education, the Association of American Medical Colleges (four), the American Board of Medical Specialties (four), the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (two), the American Hospital Association (two), plus one public representative and one representative from the federal government. In approving