September 25, 1954


JAMA. 1954;156(4):431. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.02950040137011

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In the 28th Annual Report on Internships and Residencies by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals, which appears in this issue of The Journal, information is presented on internship and residency programs approved by the Council, including 10 tables on internships analyzing positions filled and vacant by type of service, hospital control, bed capacity, and other bases, and 3 tables presenting similar information on residencies. The report points out that last year there were 26,894 physicians serving as full-time members of house staffs in hospitals throughout the United States, 8,275 as interns and 18,619 as residents. This represents an increase during the past 10 years of almost 75% in the number of physicians engaged in full-time graduate training, from about 15,000 in 1945 to over 26,000 this year. It can be estimated on this basis that one physician in seven of those engaged in providing professional services to patients

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