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ADVANCES IN CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION

JAMA. 1962;181(6):548-549. doi:10.1001/jama.1962.03050320086006.
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The continuing education of the practicing physician has been described frequently as the last remaining undeveloped frontier in American medical education. According to this philosophy, most of the major objectives and procedures of undergraduate and graduate medical education have been well defined and generally accepted and most of the major problems resolved. Only in the field of continuing or postgraduate medical education is there need for intensive development of new programs and unrestricted opportunity for bold imagination in the design of new curricular patterns.

This is undoubtedly an oversimplification of the status of undergraduate and graduate medical education. Those who have observed the evolutionary changes in American medical schools over the past years are aware that there is nothing static about the pattern of education leading to the M.D. degree. And major problems are still present in such matters as medical school financing, recruitment of to -level students and faculty,

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