The Medical Corps of the Navy has been interested for a long time in the development and fullest possible utilization of the notable facilities it possesses for graduate educational training of its medical officers. The United States Naval Hospitals on this continent are as fine as any hospitals in the world; many of the United States Naval Dispensaries are actually small hospitals staffed, equipped and conducted along lines comparable to the best of civilian hospitals of similar size; and some of our fleet hospitals and others in outlying areas even near to combat zones are so conducted that all of these activities and facilities provide outstanding training opportunities for young doctors.
This interest in the development of an educational program was not solely for the benefit of the medical officers assigned to these activities but primarily and fundamentally because we are concerned with everything which counts for improvement and betterment
McINTIRE RT. INTERNSHIPS AND RESIDENCY TYPE TRAINING IN UNITED STATES NAVAL HOSPITALS. JAMA. 1945;128(4):264-266. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860210020005