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January 14, 1956


JAMA. 1956;160(2):120. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02960370030010

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During the program of the Congress on Medical Education and Licensure, scheduled February 11-14, 1956, at the Palmer House in Chicago, problems of general interest to members of the medical profession in private practice, to those in medical education, and to those responsible for medical licensure will be discussed.

In cosponsorship with the Advisory Board for Medical Specialties, this year the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals is devoting an entire day to a conference on graduate medical education. Current problems in this field will be reviewed. Special attention will be given to the organization and administration of a residency program, the means of effectively incorporating basic medical science into such programs, degree programs, investigations, and the psychiatric viewpoint in resident training. This rapidly growing area of medical education is deserving of close scrutiny, evaluation, and continued and varied experimental approaches. The tendency toward the application of rigid and inflexible

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