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November 17, 1962

ANNUAL REPORT ON GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION IN THE UNITED STATES

JAMA. 1962;182(7):812. doi:10.1001/jama.1962.03050460104016

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Abstract

The 36th Annual Report is now included in the Education Number of The Journal, since a special Internship and Residency Number has been discontinued in favor of separate publication and distribution of the Directory of Approved Internships and Residencies.

The projected plateau of approximately 40,000 annual graduate medical trainees increased in 1961-1962 to 40,740, or 696 more than the previous year. On Sept. 1, 1961, 8,173 or 20% of the total were serving as interns, 29,637 or 73% were residents, and 2,930 or 7% were in other types of specialty training. Graduates of foreign medical schools comprised 24% of all interns and residents on duty, and the total of 8,996 was a decrease of 2%.

The total number of hospitals engaged in graduate training and their total number of beds increased during 1961-1962; however, while the 1,464 hospitals with approved programs represented an increase of 19, they still comprised only

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