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April 19, 1958


JAMA. 1958;166(16):1990. doi:10.1001/jama.1958.02990160048017

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President Eisenhower has declared the week of April 20-26 as Medical Education Week. During that period efforts will be made to focus attention on the ever-increasing contribution of medicine to American life and of the basic significance of medical education. The general objectives during this period shall be to develop public understanding of the progress, aims, and problems of medical education with the hope of stimulating its more adequate financial support by the public.

During the past several years the American Medical Education Foundation, the National Fund for Medical Education, the American Medical Association and its magnificent Woman's Auxiliary, and the Association of American Medical Colleges have made significant contributions to generally increased public comprehension of the role of medical schools in education, research, and service. There is genuine need for still further understanding of the challenges and problems confronting medical education in the current dynamic setting. New knowledge applicable

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