Before any hospital can be considered for intern training it needs to be a "registered hospital." This means that it must be a worthy institution free from even a suspicion of unethical practices. Admission to the Hospital Register, therefore, is the first step in the approval of a hospital by the American Medical Association, and approval for the training of interns is the next higher list for admission to which, also, further qualifications are essential. A third still higher group is made up of hospitals approved for residencies in the several specialties.
With the great improvements brought about in medical schools during the last twenty-five years, the graduates have now obtained a far better training than formerly in the examination and care of patients under the supervision of their physician-teachers, so that the hospitals which provide internships need to have developed improved educational methods hereinafter outlined. The hospital internship is
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