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April 20, 1946

Current Comment

JAMA. 1946;130(16):1164-1165. doi:10.1001/jama.1946.02870160110013

ADDITIONAL RESIDENCIES APPROVED  Since 1941 the number of residencies approved by the American Medical Association has expanded from 5,256 to 8,043, a total increase of 53.2 per cent. This development of educational facilities directed mainly toward the needs of physician veterans is continuing, as evidenced by the large number of applications submitted by hospitals in recent months. In order that newly organized residency programs may be available to veterans without undue delay, the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals in collaboration with the Advisory Board for Medical Specialties has inaugurated a plan for the temporary approval of residencies. Under this plan, which is described in the present issue as well as in The Journal of March 2, temporary approval may be extended without inspection if the representatives of the Council and the respective specialty boards are reasonably satisfied that the quality of teaching personnel, the volume of clinical material and

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