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November 1968


Arch Intern Med. 1968;122(5):466. doi:10.1001/archinte.1968.00040010466036

Residencies in Internal Medicine. In June 1965, the American Medical Association House of Delegates expressed concern over the trend toward early appointment of interns to residency positions and directed the matter be studied in order to establish a standard date of appointment.

In November 1966, the House of Delegates directed that the Council on Medical Education enlist the cooperation of all appropriate specialty groups for the voluntary establishment of a uniform date for appointment of interns to first-year residencies, and that this date be set not earlier than approximately Nov 15.

The experience of the members of the Association of Professors of Medicine was that the program should be continued, but extended to all hospitals with approved residencies in internal medicine. Accordingly, the AMA was asked to assume administrative responsibility for the program.

This memorandum announces certain specific details, including dates and categories of residency candidates excluded from the plan.