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January 1967

The Year of the Big Look

Arch Otolaryngol. 1967;85(1):1-3. doi:10.1001/archotol.1967.00760040003002

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SIX SEPARATE committee reports concerning medical education summarized in the Nov 21 Medical Education Number of the Journal of the American Medical Association have prompted me to call this "The Year of the Big Look At Medical Education." For otolaryngologists particular interest centers in the report of the Citizens Commission in Graduate Medical Education, published by the AMA under the title: "The Graduate Education of Physicians." This commission, appointed by the Council on Medical Education of the AMA, consists of ten members, five PhD's, one lawyer, and three MD's with John S. Millis, PhD, president of Western Reserve University, as chairman.

The Millis report is expected to do for graduate medical education what the Flexner report did 60 years earlier for undergraduate medical education. The first part of the report is concerned with the rapid decline in the number of general practitioners and what should be done about it. Thus

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