Facilities for providing training in otolaryngology have not kept pace with the public need for specialists or with the demands of those desiring to take up this work.
A survey of the situation reveals the fact that substantial training in otolaryngology is being provided in a few special hospitals, but, of course, only for the limited number of men which the needs of these hospitals require as interns. For most of those who attempt to get special training, there remains only the opportunity of taking such work as is provided in postgraduate schools. Before the war, there had developed an increasing tendency for men to seek training by going abroad. This work, like that of postgraduate schools, was restricted largely to attendance at clinics and to the taking of short intensive courses, suited especially, as review work, for those already established in special practice, but not for providing the proper
SHAMBAUGH GE. AN EXPERIMENT IN GRADUATE TRAINING IN OTOLARYNGOLOGY. JAMA. 1922;79(5):365-370. doi:10.1001/jama.1922.02640050027009