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July 10, 1948

THE GENERAL PRACTITIONER: How To Create More of Him for the Future Needs of the Country

Author Affiliations

Ann Arbor, Mich.

From the Department of Internal Medicine and the Office of Decentralized Graduate Medical Education, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Mich.

JAMA. 1948;137(11):945-948. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.82890450004005b

The University of Michigan Medical School has developed a plan which is intended to start about July 1, 1948.

These two-year general residency programs provide two years of training to develop a general practitioner with a possible third optional year

We have affiliatedwith two hospitals; there will be two interns and one general resident on duty at each hospital at all times. In addition there will be two interns at the University Hospital in Ann Arbor for each of the two affiliated hospitals, making a total of four interns, who will, after six months, rotate with the four interns at the two affiliated hospitals. This will mean that eight interns during the period of one year will have six months' training at the University Hospital and six months' training at one of two affiliated hospitals.

There will be a resident in internal medicine or a resident in surgery who will

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