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The AMA and Continuing Medical Education
The American Medical Association's activities in continuing medical education (CME) are extensive and involve many different units of the AMA staff that work in conjunction with the councils and committees of the membership. In an effort to avoid...
MEDICAL SCHOOLS Accreditation
The official accrediting body for medical schools is the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), which is recognized for this purpose by the US Commissioner of Education and the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation (COPA). Since 1906 the American Medical...
Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program
The Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program, established Sept 21, 1972, as part of the Uniformed Services Health Professions Revitalization Act, is the preponderant program for obtaining additional qualified commissioned officers...
In recent years a number of medical schools in Mexico and the Caribbean basin have accepted large numbers of US citizens to further their institutional growth through high tuition fees charged US citizens only. Because increasing numbers of disappointed applicants to accredited US schools seek a...
This section of the Education Issue of JAMA contains information on graduate medical education in the US, Puerto Rico, and the Canal Zone. Graduate medical education programs in Canada are approved by the Canadian Medical Association or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
ALLIED HEALTH EDUCATION CONSORTIUM
The American Medical Association and collaborating medical specialty societies and allied health organizations have been accrediting allied health programs for almost 50 years. Currently, 16 medical specialty societies work with the AMA. The more than 2,900...
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