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In 1996 Dr. John E. Chapman (1931-2004) was elected to chair the Council on Medical Education (CME). The CME is the medical education branch of the board of trustees and House of Delegates of the American Medical Association and is responsible for the policies and procedures of the AMA’s undergraduate and graduate directives. 

Dr. Chapman served as Dean of Vanderbilt University’s School of Medicine for 26 years. He was elected chair for the Council on Medical Education after serving an unprecedented three four-year terms on the CME, the role of chairperson is a one year appointment.



Humphry, N. (1996). Dean Chapman named chair of AMA's Council on Medical Education. Vanderbilt University Reporter. Retrieved from

AMA. (2021). About the Council on Medical Education. Retrieved from


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