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Medical Education in the United States 1981 - 1982
December 24, 1982

Graduate Medical Education in the United States

JAMA. 1982;248(24):3271-3275. doi:10.1001/jama.1982.03330240039005

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Methodology  Information on graduate medical education is collected by means of an annual survey of residency programs and participating institutions. The 1981 survey was conducted in fall 1981 in preparation for an early spring publication of the directory. By Feb 1, 1982, more than 96% of accredited residency programs had responded, providing statistics on the number of residents on duty by year of training by type of medical school (ie, US or Canadian school, foreign school, or osteopathic school), sex, and citizenship.The data on enrollment and graduates of US schools have been obtained from the annual Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) survey of US medical schools. The response rate in this survey has been 100% for the past ten years. The data on residency programs and residents have been tained from the annual survey of residency programs. The response rate has been 94% to 96% for the