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January 27, 1962


JAMA. 1962;179(4):287. doi:10.1001/jama.1962.03050040041011

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The program for the forthcoming Congress on Medical Education sponsored by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals appears on pages 297 and 299 of this issue of The Journal and should demand the attention of all physicians who are interested in and concerned with the future course of medical education. The Congress is designed to explore 4 major issues about which important questions need to be asked and wise answers found if the sound growth of our educational process in medicine is to be secure.

An already large and increasing segment of funds which support the widening spectrum of medical school activities is derived from sources over which the university or medical school faculty as a unified community of scholars has little direct control. The opportunities, responsibilities, and limitations of certain of the most significant of these extramural supporting agencies in relationship to the full range of academic objectives

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