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September 29, 1945

Current Comment

JAMA. 1945;129(5):352. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860390038014

RESIDENCIES AND FELLOWSHIPS  Elsewhere in this issue is a newly revised list of Approved Residencies and Fellowships for Veteran and Civilian Physicians. Included in this group are 736 hospitals whose educational programs have been investigated and approved by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals. Education in these institutions is acceptable to the American boards. The hospitals are also eligible for the training of veterans under the G. I. Bill of Rights. The current list offers 7,666 residencies and assistant residencies as compared with 5,796 in 1943. However, in relation to the normal peacetime number of 5,256 residents reported in 1941 there is a total of 2,410 additional openings to meet the immediate needs of returning veterans. As the peak of medical demobilization is reached, hundreds of additional residencies will no doubt be available. Many of the approved intern and residency hospitals which have not yet attained a full development