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October 8, 1960


JAMA. 1960;174(6):570. doi:10.1001/jama.1960.03030060002002

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The 34th Annual Report on Internships and Residencies in this issue of The Journal contains statistical data on the performance of approved graduate training programs in the United States, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the Canal Zone. As before, it contains the data pertaining to the year 1959-1960 secured for Sept. 1, 1959, in most instances. The Directory of Approved Internships and Residencies, on the other hand, lists positions offered for the year 1961-1962. Of the hospitals listed, 50% offer internships and residencies, 40% offer only residencies, and 10% only internships.

It will be noted that there was a slight increase in the number of internships offered last year and a very slight decrease in residencies offered, so that the total number of positions available, 44,313, was only 26 greater than in the previous year, thus confirming the leveling-off which was anticipated. The stipends for internships increased, and the beginning stipends

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