THE report of the Committee on Medical Education will appear in full in the minutes of the Executive Board. Your earnest attention to this summary is desired. I shall refer to it only briefly here.
I wish to emphasize that here we have a committee with a problem and they have solved it well. The goal they sought was the continuation of the work begun by the Educators' Conferences under the sponsorship of the ICH Committee. Not only have they carried on these conferences, but they have enlarged and improved them.
As I have pointed out before, other committees have done equally well with their assignments, but the significance of the work of the Committee on Medical Education is that it was assigned one of the great projects of the ICH Committee. We have not let that committee down nor have we let ourselves down. The Committee on Medical Education has underscored the great object of our society "to establish and maintain the highest possible standard for pediatric education in medical schools and hospitals, pediatric practice and research."
This committee made two innovations. Prior to last year the United States and Canada were divided into 10 regions, so that there were 6 to 11 medical schools in each region. Last year it was divided into 8 regions and the Canadian schools met with the United States representatives. This year the Canadian medical school representatives met as Canadians and the conference was held in Toronto. This was done because they have problems individual to themselves and it turned out to be a wise move.
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