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The National Board of Medical Examiners, founded in 1915, includes in its membership representatives from the Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States, Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association, Association of the American Medical Colleges, American Hospital Association, Armed Services, and Veterans Administration. Members at large are elected from among leaders in medicine throughout the United States. The purpose of the Board is to prepare and administer qualifying examinations of such high quality that legal agencies governing the practice of medicine within each state may, at their discretion, grant successful candidates a license without further examination, to consult and cooperate with the examining boards of the states, to consult and cooperate with medical schools and other organizations or institutions concerned with maintaining the advancing quality of medical education, to assist medical specialty boards and societies in establishing measurements of clinical knowledge and competence for purposes
National Board of Medical Examiners. JAMA. 1973;225(3):306–308. doi:10.1001/jama.1973.03220300062018