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May 1953

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AMA Arch Intern Med. 1953;91(5):691. doi:10.1001/archinte.1953.00240170117009

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Interamerican Foundation for Postgraduate Medical Education.  —The Interamerican Foundation for Postgraduate Medical Education has been organized for the purpose of encouraging exchanges of educators, postgraduate students, and research workers in the field of medicine and allied sciences in Latin and North American countries. Substantial financial support has been obtained and more is now being solicited from commercial firms in North America interested in the furtherance of friendly relations between the Americas. In the past a number of such companies have independently supported fellowship programs for Latin Americans who sought postgraduate training in the United States. The new Foundation is designed to coordinate and extend these opportunities through a central agency which will in turn coordinate its program with that of other groups (private foundations and governmental agencies) with parallel or overlapping interests in this field. Committees of medical educators in each Latin American country will be asked to

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