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September 19, 1966

Family Practice

JAMA. 1966;197(12):985-988. doi:10.1001/jama.1966.03110120091021

The Ad Hoc Committee on Preparation for Family Practice was appointed by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association in September 1964. It is composed of representatives from the Council on Medical Education, the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Academy of General Practice, and the Section on General Practice of the AMA. The Committee was given the following charge:

  1. To review present AMA policy regarding the future of family or general practice and to determine whether the goals of such a policy are being achieved.

  2. To recommend the educational approach by which present goals may be achieved if they are not being achieved now.

  3. To define and recommend the policies by which these goals may be achieved.

Previous actions of the AMA's policy-making body, the House of Delegates, have affirmed a conviction of the House—that family practice is important for optimum health care.