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August 16, 1919

THE FIFTH, OR INTERN, YEAR

JAMA. 1919;73(7):469-472. doi:10.1001/jama.1919.02610330007003
Abstract

The fifth, or intern, year as a requirement for graduation in medicine has been in operation for a year in at least two institutions: the University of Minnesota Medical School and Rush Medical College. The methods of administration adopted in these schools are essentially the same, although they were arrived at quite independently. In each school the matter has been placed in the hands of a standing committee of the faculty. This committee determines what hospitals are to be approved, and posts or prints the list for the information of the students who are seeking internships. These lists are as yet provisional and tentative, and a student who contemplates accepting a service in a hospital not on this list reports the fact to the committee, which then investigates the hospital and decides on its acceptability.

REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE INTERN YEAR  Of the methods of procedure at Minnesota, Dr. Litzenberg, the

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