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Eighty-nine years ago, JAMA first published an EDUCATION ISSUE to call attention to the need for improvement in medical education in the United States. In the past few years, the medical education community has been concerned about the outcome (or product) of US medical education.
Eighty-three years after the first recorded use of outcome measures in the evaluation of medical education, the US Secretary of Education has strengthened the outcome criterion for its recognition of accrediting agencies as follows1:
The secretary determines whether an accrediting agency, in...
The decade of the 1980s continues to be marked by significant societal changes that have an impact on American medical education. Foremost among the trends has been the declining number of applicants to US medical schools.
Undergraduate medical education faces enormous challenges...
The 29th annual review of medical school finances, prepared by the staff of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), is intended to reflect, through analysis of medical school revenues and expenditures, the secular trends in medical education in the United States.
This annual report on graduate medical education in the United States for the 1988-1989 academic year contains data on the number of programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), by specialty and by region, and provides information on some...
A number of activities that may eventually change the field of continuing medical education (CME) occurred this past year. This report will summarize many of these initiatives, as well as update ongoing CME activities occurring between May 1, 1988, and May 1, 1989.
COOPERATION IN CME
SHARED RESPONSIBILITY AND MUTUAL SUPPORT: THE AMA AND ALLIED HEALTH EDUCATION AND ACCREDITATION
For more than 50 years, the American Medical Association (AMA) and its members have recognized the value of actively participating in and promoting quality education for allied health personnel to...
ARMED FORCES HEALTH PROFESSIONS SCHOLARSHIPS PROGRAM (AFHPSP)
The AFHPSP, established September 21, 1972, as part of the Uniformed Services Health Professions Revitalization Act, is the US Department of Defense's subsidized recruiting program for obtaining qualified professionals for military...
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