December 1968

Uniform Appointment Procedure for Residents in Internal Medicine

Author Affiliations

Seattle; Columbus, Ohio

From the Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle (Dr. Petersdorf), and the Department of Medicine, Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus; (Dr. Warren).

Arch Intern Med. 1968;122(6):532-534. doi:10.1001/archinte.1968.00300100066015

Presented here are two reports regarding some intradiscipline problems in internal medicine. The first, by Drs. James V. Warren and Robert G. Petersdorf, covers some detailed arrangements regarding first year residency appointments in internal medicine; the second, by Dr. Jack D. Myers, is a progress report on the state of affairs of the parent guild. The American Board of Internal Medicine has been under intensive change and review during the past few years. Dr. Jack Myers, in his usual forceful and incisive manner, has attempted to sharpen up the focus of the Board's written and oral examinations. As a proctor who has "taken" the examination during the past five years, it has been my observation that his leadership has been effective.—Ed.

For several years, the Association of Professors of Medicine (APM) had discussed at its annual meeting in Atlantic City, NJ, the excessively early date for appointment of

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