Abstract Plans are being made for a major revision in the administration of graduate medical education in American medicine. The origin and basis for the proposed changes have a long history, running through the sequence of the numerous named reports that have been produced by various committees during the past ten years: the Coggeshall Report of 1965 (sponsored by the Executive Council of the Association of American Medical Colleges [AAMC]),1 the Millis Report of 1966 (sponsored by the American Medical Association [AMA]),2 the Willard Report of 1966 (sponsored by the Council on Medical Education of the AMA),3 the Carnegie Commission Report of 1970 (initiated by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education).4 These reports led to an important culmination: the 1971 meeting of the general assembly of the AAMC that approved one of its special committees' statements on graduate medical education. The key components of that statement were References 1. Coggeshall LT: Planning for Medical Progress Through Education: A Report Submitted to the Executive Council of the Association of American Medical Colleges. Evanston, Ill, Association of American Medical Colleges, 1965. 2. The Graduated Education of Physicians: The Report of the Citizens Commission on Graduate Medical Education. JS Millis (chairman), Chicago, American Medical Association, 1966. 3. Meeting the Challenge of Family Practice: The Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Education for Family Practice of the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association. WR Willard (chairman), Chicago, American Medical Association, 1966. 4. Higher Education and the Nation's Health: Policies for Medical and Dental Education: A Special Report and Recommendations by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. New York, McGraw-Hill Book Co Inc, 1970. 5. Statement on graduate medical education. Bull Assoc Am Med Coll 9:3, 1971. 6. Evaluation in the Continuum of Medical Education: Report of the Committee on Goals and Priorities of the National Board of Medical Examiners. Philadelphia, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1973.
Archives of Internal Medicine – American Medical Association
Published: Apr 1, 1975