In this issue the Council on Medical Education presents the 64th annual report on medical licensure (pp 857-906). The statistical and factual material assembled in the report represents the usual careful and commendably complete survey of the field expected of the Council.
The Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States and the individual member boards have long been indebted to the Council for these reports, as have the members of the profession at large. The Federation and the Council have enjoyed a long and pleasant association over many years. The evaluation of candidates for licensure has required that the boards be deeply concerned with the quality of medical education. There has been, therefore, a very natural community of interest between the Federation and the Council in their mutual desire for high and uniform standards in medical education. It is no small tribute to the activities of the Council