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April 21, 1956

SIGNIFICANCE OF MEDICAL EDUCATION WEEK

JAMA. 1956;160(16):1410-1411. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02960510036013

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Abstract

Medical Education Week, scheduled for April 22-28, offers a unique challenge and opportunity to the medical profession to assist in the interpretation of this important field of education to the general public. The concept of Medical Education Week originated with the National Fund for Medical Education as a means of focusing nationwide attention on the accomplishments and significance of medical schools, as well as the current problems and challenges confronting them as they seek to carry out their responsibilities in teaching, research, and service. Sponsorship of Medical Education Week includes the American Medical Association, the American Medical Education Foundation, the Association of American Medical Colleges, the National Fund for Medical Education, the Student American Medical Association, and the Woman's Auxiliary of the American Medical Association.

Medical schools constitute one of the most important factors in the preparation of individuals to undertake the increasingly difficult challenges confronting them in the modern

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