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November 21, 1966

Special Reports, Announcements, and Notices

JAMA. 1966;198(8):893-902. doi:10.1001/jama.1966.03110210143039

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Agreement Between Intern or Resident and Hospital  Reproduced below is the text of the latest revision of the "Essentials of an Approved Internship" relating to the agreement signed by the hospital and the intern. A similar revision is included in the "Essentials of Approved Residencies," except that the additional statement has been included as follows: "Contracts for one year, renewable by mutual consent, are preferable."Sample forms as recommended by the AMA Law Department have already been distributed to hospitals for local reproduction or modification to meet local requirements. The Council does not provide supplies of these forms for use by hospitals.

Revision of "Essentials of an Approved Internship" 

The Hospital-Intern Agreement:  A formal agreement in which mutual obligations are defined should be entered into between the hospital and the applicant at the time of his appointment. This agreement must be honorably fulfilled by both parties