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September 3, 1949


JAMA. 1949;141(1):92-93. doi:10.1001/jama.1949.02910010094011

The internship and residency are well established as essential parts of a physician's education. The development of recognition of the internship as essential dates back some forty years and that of the residency a little more than twenty years. The principles governing these types of training are still in a state of evolution. This issue of The Journal presents two statements of important changes that have recently taken place in the internship and in residency training.

The latest revision of the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals' "Essentials of an Approved Internship" is published in full in the report of the Council. These revised essentials were discussed in detail in an earlier number of The Journal.1 A new and important feature of the essentials is the statement that the Council believes that a well organized rotating internship is likely to provide the best basic training for either the future

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