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April 15, 1950

RESPONSIBILITY OF A PROFESSION FOR THE PROMOTION OF EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS

JAMA. 1950;142(15):1119-1122. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02910330001001
Abstract

The interest shown in this conference and the active participation in its programs over the years by representatives of medical education, general education, government agencies, state licensing boards, hospitals, foundations, special societies, the specialty boards and others interested in medical education are symbolic of the efforts of the Council to foster and, when possible, integrate the activities of all groups concerned with the improvement and development of medical education.

With the full recognition that the quality of medical education is a basic factor in determining the quality of medical practice, all phases of the education of the physician have beensubjected to increasing study.

It is impossible to designate a specific moment in a physician's career as the beginning of his preparation for the practice of medicine. It can fairly be said, however, that medical education begins formally when the prospective physician enters college to prepare himself for admission to medical

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