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November 24, 1969

69th Annual Report on Medical Education

JAMA. 1969;210(8):1583. doi:10.1001/jama.1969.03160340191026

A major portion of this issue of The Journal constitutes the 69th Annual Report on Medical Education. Careful perusal of this report identifies occasional milestones reached by this educational enterprise marking the growth in numbers of students completing the basic medical course, the growing numbers of graduate students, and the number of technicians and professional workers being trained in the fields allied to medicine. While trend tables of the report show the growing numbers of individuals being trained, other major changes, such as the integration of subject areas and courses heretofore presented independently by the medical schools, are not as well demonstrated by the data. Curricular experimentation, largely in the interest of training more and better physicians, occupies the current major concern of medical school faculties and administrations.

The AMA Council on Medical Education recognizes its responsibility to present in this report a comprehensive picture of medical education for the