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January 10, 1948


JAMA. 1948;136(2):120-121. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890190048013

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IMPROVEMENTS IN ADVANCED TRAINING FOR MEDICAL OFFICERS  The Surgeon General announced December 20 a number of changes in the Medical Department graduate education program for the coming year, based on nine months' operation of the program and surveys made by civilian medical experts. The innovations, effective immediately, are designed to maintain the quality of patient care and to elevate the caliber of training at Army general hospitals. The major changes are as follows:Graduate training in psychiatry is being strengthened and concentrated in three general hospital—Letterman (San Francisco), Fitzsimons (Denver) and Walter Reed (Washington, D. C.). This plan will afford each resident more individual instruction. Many qualified civilian consultants will be added to the attending staffs of the hospitals which are engaged in teaching. The administrative responsibilities of qualified teachers will be lessened by the transfer of routine paper work to

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