WITH the exception of a small number of papers, we have heard a good deal in the last two days about things past and about aims and hopes for the future. At this time, however, we rather suddenly come to the now and present to discuss a subject which is circumscribed and concrete, and one concerning which most of you have received some information and already have some firm opinions.
At the outset, however, I think a few facts should, perhaps, be clarified. First, the impetus for evaluation of a possible national residency matching program in dermatology came from the Board of Directors and from the officers of the Association of Professors of Dermatology. I accepted the chairmanship of this committee strictly in terms of a job to be done on behalf of the association and those of you who are its members.
It is important to emphasize that this
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