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September 24, 1955


JAMA. 1955;159(4):378. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960210144012

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The Council on Medical Education and Hospitals presents in this issue its 29th Annual Report on Internships and Residencies. The report is factual in nature and presents statistical data on the number of internships and residencies in hospitals throughout the country, as well as general information on committees active in the field of graduate education, on the National Intern Matching Program, and on other related subjects. The report is based on data supplied by 1,364 hospitals in the United States and its possessions in which approved training at the graduate level is being conducted. Some of the statistics presented are of particular interest, reflecting the extent to which graduate education has developed in this country. One such statistic is the total number of physicians serving as house staff members; there were, according to the report, 9,066 graduates serving internships as of September 1, 1954, and 20,494 serving as residents, or

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