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October 8, 1960


JAMA. 1960;174(6):572. doi:10.1001/jama.1960.03030060004008

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The Council on Medical Education and Hospitals finds that very little data exist on the subject of costs of training programs. In liaison with the Council on Medical Services, this subject is being studied intensively with particular reference to the variety of sources of support for the costs of training programs.

One aspect of universal concern is the inadequacy in compensation of interns and residents, particularly in this day of increased costs of living for the apparently-permanent predominance of benedicts. While internship and residency training programs have always been considered full-time activities, the attitude of the Council is that adequate free time should be available for study in the specialty as well as for purposes of relaxation and maintenance of continued health on the part of the trainee. Situations have now developed in certain of the nation's large medical centers where it is alleged that hospital administrative officials, program directors,

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