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With this issue, the long-established format of the Directory of Approved Internships and Residencies has been altered at considerable effort and expense in the interest of more accurate communication between the groups responsible for maintaining standards of approval and the groups actively engaged in conducting training programs. For the first time, basic data formerly available for only those hospitals having internships are now available for the more than 40 per cent of hospitals whose approved programs are limited to residencies. The consolidated list gives (for all hospitals) the medical school affiliation and degree of control, total beds, total autopsy rate, the type of organization operating the hospital, and names the variety of internships and residency programs approved for each hospital.
For residency programs, specific data are available for the first time as to average census in each specialty, the autopsy rates for each specialty in each hospital, the actual structure
NEW FORMAT OF THE DIRECTORY. JAMA. 1960;174(6):570. doi:10.1001/jama.1960.03030060002003