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April 16, 1938

ANNUAL CONGRESS ON MEDICAL EDUCATION AND LICENSURE

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Fort Wayne, Ind., in the Chair

JAMA. 1938;110(16):1305-1309. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.62790160027023

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Abstract

JOINT SESSION OF THE COUNCIL ON MEDICAL EDUCATION AND HOSPITALS AND THE FEDERATION OF STATE MEDICAL BOARDS  February 15—Morning

Hospital Internships as a Requirement for State Registration 

Dr. Winford H. Smith, Baltimore:  I addressed a letter to a number of hospitals and asked the following questions: 1. Are the internships in your hospital rotating in type? 2. Do you believe that the rotating internship is the most valuable type to the individual? 3. Do you think this type of internship should be the only type recognized by state boards of licensure? 4. Please discuss any phases of this problem which occur to you. The answers received indicate clearly that there is a large body of opinion definitely opposed to the present demands of boards of licensure in some states. It may be said that these boards are merely carrying out the law and that in many instances the present boards

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