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October 5, 1957


JAMA. 1957;165(5):603-604. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980230173013

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There are currently 17 residency review and conference committees which function effectively as joint liaison groups of the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals with various specialty boards and, in certain instances, the American College of Physicians, the American College of Surgeons, and the American Academy of General Practice, in the evaluation and approval of programs in graduate medical education. The story of the background and development of these important cooperative partnerships in this important aspect of medical education and training has been presented in The Journal (September 7, page 60). The value of these committees stimulated the development about three years ago of an Internship Review Committee on which there are representatives of the American Hospital Association, the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States, the American Academy of General Practice, and the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals of the

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