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November 25, 1968

Some Recent Events of Special Interest to Medical Education

JAMA. 1968;206(9):1988-1993. doi:10.1001/jama.1968.03150090064016

Beginning with the 1966 Education Number an attempt has been made in this section to provide information about studies, reports, legislation, and certain events which might be expected to have important effects on medical education in the future. The material below includes a brief follow-up on some matters reviewed earlier and adds information on events of the past year.

In a period when many new things are happening, it is always difficult to assign relative values and to predict which are likely to have the greatest influence for the future. It seems clear, however, that major attention should be given to such matters as the health manpower problem (especially the need for more physicians), the financial plight of medical schools, increased opportunities in medical education for the underprivileged, increased student activism and student interest in curricular affairs, and major efforts by most medical schools to effect significant revisions in their