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For nearly a decade, the National Intern Matching Program has provided all fourth-year American medical students with a directory of participating hospitals which have approved internship programs.
This year, for the first time, all fourth-year American medical students will receive this entire Internship and Residency Number of The Journal appropriately bound as the Directory of the National Intern Matching Program. They now have the additional opportunity to become thoroughly familiar with the lists of available approved residency programs, the requirements of the various specialty boards, and the basic "Essentials" which specify the standards of graduate training maintained by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals as approved by the House of Delegates of the American Medical Association.
It seems inappropriate that the large number of interns and residents now in training in about 1,500 American hospitals should not have this valuable manual available to them unless they happen to subscribe
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