Author Affiliations: Department of Urology, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, Minn (Dr Holt); Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University, New Haven, Conn (Dr Lim). Dr Lurie is Senior Editor, JAMA.
Residents and fellows play unique roles in modern medical care—they
provide the foundation of patient care at teaching institutions and serve
as role models for medical students, while still honing their own clinical
acumen and style. Postgraduate physicians in training also represent a labor
force with special concerns in today's complex medical economy.
In recognition of the unique issues surrounding postgraduate medical
training, THE JOURNAL is pleased to announce the establishment of On Call,
a monthly feature beginning in early 2002 that will be devoted to postgraduate
medical education and training. The aim of On Call is to provide a forum for
discourse on educational, professional, and scientific topics of special relevance
to residents and fellows. Topics of interest include but are not limited to
education and training, career development, technology, international medicine,
ethical and medicolegal concerns, psychosocial issues, and historical perspectives.
Holt NF, Lurie SJ, Lim JK, for the On Call Editorial Board . On Call: A New JAMA Forum for Postgraduate Education and TrainingA Call for Papers. JAMA. 2001;286(3):351. doi:10.1001/jama.286.3.351