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April 3, 1954

PROGRAM FOR GRADUATE TRAINING IN NONUNIVERSITY HOSPITALS: THE HOSPITAL VIEWPOINT

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Hartford, Conn.

JAMA. 1954;154(14):1213-1216. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.02940480065026f
Abstract

Any sound program for graduate training in the nonuniversity hospital obviously must function effectively from several different viewpoints. 1. It must function effectively from the viewpoint of those who are receiving the training, else it will die a natural, even though painful, death. 2. It must function effectively in constantly improving patient care, else its entire structure will prove to be a sterile one. 3. It must function effectively in its role of stimulation of the hospital's attending staff, or it will have fallen far short of its goal. 4. It must function effectively for the greater hospital and community medical good, or the hospital administration and its board of directors will not be able to countenance the added cost of the program to the hospital and its community. In one sense, the problem of the training program in the nonuniversity hospital is more simple because there is not the

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