JAMA. 1957;164(4):416-417. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980040056015.
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The 55th annual report on medical licensure prepared by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals appears in this issue of The Journal. Data are presented in the first section concerning the medical examination and the licensure of physicians in the United States and its territories and outlying possessions for 1956. In addition, the report summarizes trends in licensure over many years. Current regulations pertaining to medical licensure are also presented. The boards of examiners in the basic sciences are discussed in the second section of the report and, lastly, the National Board of Medical Examiners.

The report calls attention to the development of examination institutes by the Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States. This commendable effort aimed at uniformity, equivalence, and improvement in the quality of the licensing examination should result in a meaningful evaluation for fitness to practice medicine. The first institute held in February


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