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September 11, 1943

MEDICINE AND THE WAR

JAMA. 1943;123(2):98-101. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840370030012
Abstract

PROCUREMENT AND ASSIGNMENT SERVICE FOR PHYSICIANS, DENTISTS AND VETERINARIANS 

PLAN FOR THE ALLOCATION OF INTERNS AND RESIDENTS IN HOSPITALS, 1944 

Approved by Directing Board, Procurement and Assignment Service  In view of changing needs, both civilian and military, and of the last year's experience in attempting an allocation of hospital house staffs, a new allocation plan has been developed. It involves three major changes. The first of these is that internships and residencies are being changed over from a twelve to a nine month base period to remedy the difficulties inherent in a nine month medical school year and a twelve month hospital year. The second is that certain essential commissioned men will be permitted to give some service as hospital residents, under conditions outlined here. The third is that interns as well as residents are included in the allocation plan. One of the reasons for this change is that hospitals which have shifted from two year to one year internships have drained by approximately 1,400 the supply of interns which would in

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