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May 5, 1956

THE RESIDENCY PROGRAM IN A UNIVERSITY-AFFILIATED HOSPITALORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION

JAMA. 1956;161(1):29-32. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970010031009
Abstract

• Graduate training can and should bring about the deepening of broad medical interests. The organization of hospital services should be such that there cannot be insistence upon the segregation of patients on the basis of particular disease or anatomic location of deformities. The graduate student's responsibilities must be expanded gradually even to include the solution of internal hospital problems.

The medical unit must be organized about staff men having varied special interests. Each basic group should consist of one or more staff men, a resident, an assistant resident, an intern, and from two to four medical students. The trainee should rotate through the specialty services.

A most pressing problem today is the threat to ward service. The need for graded personal responsibility, permitting the graduate student some independence in planning and carrying out both diagnosis and therapy, must be kept in mind. Both private and ward services are required.

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