Each year since the 1966 Education Number this section has included information about studies, reports, legislation, and other events which might be expected to have important effects on medical education in the future. In selecting items of information for this section, it is always difficult to assign relative values and to estimate which events are most likely to have major influence on the future of medical education.
In some instances events referred to in previous years are followed in other portions of this year's Education Number in connection with their relative positions in the continuum of medical education. Items listed below, however, appear to have significance which justifies their being identified as events of special interest.
1. Physician Augmentation Program of Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
Manpower continues to be the number one problem in the health field, and the supply of physicians is generally considered to be the