Since its inception in December, 1950, the American Medical Education Foundation has been making steady progress toward its goal—the raising of voluntary funds from within the medical profession to help alleviate the financial strain under which the medical schools of the nation are laboring. Individual physicians throughout the United States are recognizing that they have a grave responsibility in the maintenance and safeguarding of the existing high standards of medical education. They also see the need for the medical profession to provide the financial leadership that will convince other segments of society of the urgent need for voluntary contributions to enable medical schools to remain strong and independent.
For a beginning, what has been accomplished is outstanding; however, what has been accomplished is just a beginning. In June, 1951, the American Medical Education Foundation turned over $640,482 to the National Fund for Medical Education for unrestricted use by the nation's