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Medical students have often voiced their complaints about medical education, but they have not often proved successful in effecting reform. However, as an example of their growing organizational sophistication, the Student American Medical Association (SAMA), which one might assume to be conservative, has taken on an activist role as a change agent. As one means of implementing this new role, SAMA appointed a Joint Commission on Medical Education in 1968, which brought together "15 students and 10 professionals" for the purpose of developing a series of recommendations, summarized in this handbook. As stated in its foreword, the group concluded at
A Handbook for Change. Recommendations of the Joint Commission on Medical Education.. Ann Intern Med. 1973;79:480–481. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-79-3-480_4
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;79(3):480-481.
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