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Historical Timeline

1847

The American Medical Association is organized

The Committee on Medical Education is appointed

1901

The Annual Medical Education issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association begins

1904

The Council on Medical Education is created

1905

First Educational Standards for Medical Schools: "Standard now Recommended" and "Ideal Standard" are published

1906

First Council on Medical Education inspection of medical schools is conducted

1910

"Flexner Report" evaluating medical schools is published

1912

First survey of hospitals for the training of interns is conducted

1919

The Essentials for Approved Internships is established

1927

Approval of residency programs in hospitals begins

1928

The AMA creates the Establishment of Essentials for registered hospitals and for approved residencies and fellowships

1934

Examining boards for the certification of specialists are approved

Standards are established for the formation of American boards in the specialties

1942

The American Medical Association and the Association of American Medical Colleges form the Liaison Committee on Medical Education

1948

The AMA Council on Medical Education and the Advisory Board for Medical Specialties establish the Liaison Committee for Specialty Boards

1949

Conference Committee on Internal Medicine, established in 1939, is reactivated

1950

Conference Committee on Graduate Training in Surgery is established.

1951

First operation of the National Intern Matching Program

1956

Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates is established

1958

The AMA House of Delegates approves a two year integrated training program for Family Practice

1966

Report of the Citizens Commission on Graduate Medical Education (Millis Report) is published.

1966

Council Report on Education for Family Practice (Willard Report) is published

1968

Physician's Recognition Award is established

1970

Advisory Board for Medical Specialties is reorganized as American Board of Medical Specialties

1972

Liaison Committee on Graduate Medical Education (LCGME) is established

1975

LCGME formally begins to accredit programs

1977

Liaison Committee on Continuing Medical Education is established

1981

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education replaces LCGME

1981

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education replaces previous accrediting bodies

1982

The AMA House of Delegates adopts CME Report B, Recommendations for "Future Directions for Medical Education"

1987

The AMA House of Delegates adopts CME Report C, Resident Physician Working Hours and Supervision

1991

Fellowship and Residency Electronic Interactive Data Access (FREIDA) System is established

1996

AMA FREIDA becomes AMA FREIDA Online

2000

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education becomes incorporated

2002

CME Report 9, Resident Physician Working Conditions, is adopted by AMA House of Delegates

2004

Council on Medical Education celebrates 100 year anniversary

2005

The American Medical Association and the Association of American Medical Colleges sign Statement of Cooperation

The American Medical Association embarks on the Initiative to Transform Medical Education

2006

Phase 2 of ITME begins, resulting in recommendations for change across the continuum to address the gaps.

Final ITME

2007

Phase 3 of ITME begins with a working conference on Optimizing the Medical Education Learning Environment

2008

Phase 3 of ITME continues with a conference in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics on Physician Reentry into practice

2009

The American Medical Association, with collaboration of the Association of American Medical Colleges, holds the AMA ITME Conference on Increasing Attention to Behavioral Competencies in the Admissions Process

2010

The American Medical Association and the Association of American Medical Colleges co-sponsors an invitational conference, "New Horizons in Medical Education: A Second Century of Achievement"