There are many excellent programs of continuing medical education in existence today, and the number of such programs is increasing as the interest of physicians increases. In this issue of The Journal (p 449) there are listed all of the courses reported to the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals for the academic year beginning Sept 1, 1963. This is the ninth consecutive year in which a full year's continuing education courses have been listed, as a service to physicians who wish to plan ahead.
As the flood of scientific information coming from research laboratories continues to rise, the need for well-designed and well-presented courses becomes more evident. Quantity and quality are both important. More courses are needed, to provide broader coverage of the various fields of medicine at geographic locations which are convenient for practicing physicians; and good courses are needed, in order that physicians' time may be spent