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 the selection of 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. Growth in Number of Medical Schools and Medical Student Enrollments
Attention is still focused on the number of medical students and the number of medical schools in view of the fact