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August 17, 1957

Postgraduate Courses for PhysiciansCompiled by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals for the Period Sept. 1, 1957, to Aug. 31,1958

JAMA. 1957;164(16):1773-1825. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980160045013

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Abstract

INTRODUCTION  The third annual listing of postgraduate courses for physicians appears in the following pages of The Journal. This listing is for the period Sept. 1, 1957, to Aug. 31, 1958. The annual lists replace the semiannual lists that appeared previously.Postgraduate medical education courses consist of planned activities for doctors of medicine intended to refresh practicing physicians in the various aspects of their basic medical education, to provide information on new developments in medicine, and to stimulate further educational efforts by the participants. Such courses are not designed to provide the lengthy intensive education required for specialist training and thus they may not lead either to credit toward graduate degrees or to specialty board certification. These are in the field of graduate medical education and usually consist of residency training or fellowships. Postgraduate courses are shorter than graduate education programs.The Council on Medical Education and Hospitals has

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