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December 1938

Interneships and Residencies: Their Place in Medical Education.

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Report by the New York Committee on the Study of Hospital Interneships and Residencies. Price, $2.50. Pp. 492, with 83 tables. New York: Commonwealth Fund, Division of Publication, 1938.

Am J Dis Child. 1938;56(6):1391-1393. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1938.01980180205019

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A comprehensive study of internships and residencies within New York was made by a thoroughly competent committee representing the five medical schools of New York and the New York Academy of Medicine. The study was made possible by a grant from the Commonwealth Fund. The methods employed in fact finding and in analyzing the data obtained should satisfy the most critical. The report can be taken as accurately descriptive of the conditions which have obtained in New York. The need for an intensive study of this kind had been indicated by findings of the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals of the American Medical Association and by those of the Commission on Medical Education. The report faithfully supplements previous, less intensive and less specific studies. Quite properly it appraises the value of the hospital internship and residency and their place in the general scheme of medical education on the basis

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