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November 20, 1967


JAMA. 1967;202(8):833. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03130210207031

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The size and complexity of medical education have increased enormously in recent years. Consequently, the task of presenting a comprehensive picture of medical education in the United States has become increasingly difficult.

At the same time, the need for such a report has increased, and it is more important than ever before that the profession and the public have a clear picture of developments in medical education and the multiple forces which influence it. This is the challenge faced by the Council on Medical Education in its obligation to report annually to the medical profession on the status of medical education in the United States.

The 67th Annual Report will be found on pages 725 to 832 of this issue of The Journal. The first Education Number appeared on Sept. 21, 1901, and it has been continued annually since that time. This was, in fact, the first function assigned to