Contained elsewhere in this issue is a Guide to the Functions and Status of the Director of Medical Education in the teaching hospital. This Guide was developed by a special committee of the Association of Hospital Directors of Medical Education. This relatively young organization holds its annual meeting just prior to the Annual Congress on Medical Education and Licensure, each February in Chicago.
In January, 1959, representatives of the Association met with representatives of the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals, the American Hospital Association, and the Association of American Medical Colleges. It was concluded that this new group should be encouraged since high quality medical education was one of its goals. It has been encouraged to act as a clearing house for information regarding positions for hospital directors of medical education, and it was clearly the logical source of material which could be a guide to the many individuals