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Eighteen Students Complete First Institute for Medical Journalism

JAMA. 1963;185(12):33. doi:10.1001/jama.1963.03060120009006.
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Exercises in writing and editing a medical publication, guest lectures by practicing journalists in the medical field, and seminars conducted by staff members of The Journal were highlights of the first Institute for Medical Journalism, cosponsored by AMA and the Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University.

The Institute, conducted from July 8 to August 29, 1963, was established to emphasize to future physicians the importance of clear, effective writing in communicating medical ideas; to initiate a long-range plan which would eventually supply competent editors in the expanding medical field; and to provide students with first hand information concerning the scientific activities of AMA.

Eighteen students from medical schools in the eastern part of the United States with "a variety of backgrounds, even greater diversity of interests yet aims common to all," attended the Institute. Most participated in journalism during college and some had had professional experience in the field. They attended classes


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