THE AMERICAN Medical Association announces an eight-week Institute for Medical Writing, from June 29 to August 21, 1964, to be given with the cooperation of Illinois Institute of Technology. This undertaking forms part of a long-range program whose goals are to improve the general level of medical communications, and to introduce students to the problems and opportunities of medical journalism.
Last summer the first such Institute was held, with 18 participants, representing a wide geographical range and a great variety of backgrounds. Many students had had strong interests in journalism at the college level, and several had had professional experience. While the 1963 program was frankly experimental, the experience helped to establish guidelines which apply to the new Institute.
The group will be kept small enough to allow informal seminar-type discussion. The optimal number of students is probably 10, but a maximum of 12 may be accepted.