August 4, 1978

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Author Affiliations

From the Office of the Dean, University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences, University (Dr Willard), and American Medical Association, Chicago (Dr Ruhe).

JAMA. 1978;240(5):454-458. doi:10.1001/jama.1978.03290050044016

THE AD HOC Committee on Education for Family Practice was established by the American Medical Association Council on Medical Education in September 1964, with representatives named by the Council on Medical Education, the AMA Section on Family/General Practice, the (then) American Academy of General Practice, and the Association of American Medical Colleges. Chaired by William R. Willard, MD, the Committee held 13 two-day meetings during a two-year period before completing its report entitled Meeting the Challenge of Family Practice. The recommendations of the report were approved by the AMA House of Delegates in September 1966.

The Committee met again in the fall of 1977, on its own initiative, with the assumption that it might be of interest and value to medical educators, students, residents, and practicing physicians if the original recommendations were reassessed in the light of the rapid developments and present status of the family practice movement. The following