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MEDICAL EDUCATION IN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA:  THIRTY-NINTH ANNUAL PRESENTATION OF EDUCATIONAL DATA BY THE COUNCIL ON MEDICAL EDUCATION AND HOSPITALS OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

JAMA. 1939;113(9):757-831. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800340027010.
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In its 1939 compilation of educational data, the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals has endeavored to present in statistical form or editorial comment facts regarding its major activities. Information regarding the approved undergraduate medical schools for the academic year 1938-1939 is given in the customary manner, including a tabulation of the number of citizens of the United States enrolled in faculties of medicine abroad. The second and more detailed report on extension courses for practicing physicians appears in this issue. The requirements and personnel of approved examining boards in specialties is an added feature this year. Also included are revised lists of hospitals approved by the Council for internships and residencies and fellowships. The Essentials for Approved Examining Boards in Specialties and the Essentials of Approved Residencies and Fellowships are reprinted as recently revised. Reproduced also are some of the other Essentials promulgated by the Council, namely the Essentials

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