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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
The annual scientific assemblies of the Medical Society of the District of Columbia are devoted to continuing the education of practicing physicians. The three day assembly consists of lectures, medical and surgical clinics, demonstrations and exhibits. In May 1939 the assembly was devoted to a complete review of gastro-enterology. Approximately half of the speakers were out of district physicians. Meetings were held in a local hotel. Nonmembers of the society were charged a registration fee of $3. Income from technical exhibits and appropriations from the District Medical Society aid in financing the graduate program. Registration has increased from 501 in 1936 to about 600 in 1939.The George Washington University School of Medicine has offered one or two day clinics for graduates each February since 1933. Lectures, clinics, symposiums and demonstrations are given on various subjects by instructors at the medical school. Alumni of the university are
GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION: A PROGRESS REPORT OF THE FIELD STUDY ON GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION IN THE UNITED STATES BEING CONDUCTED BY THE COUNCIL ON MEDICAL EDUCATION AND HOSPITALS. JAMA. 1939;113(3):237–238. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800280049015
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