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During the course of the past year, the Student American Medical Association conducted a survey of interns with respect to the question: "Is the Intern Year Worthwhile—or Should It Be Abolished?" An analysis of a 41% return on an internship evaluation questionnaire sent to 1,450 interns representing a geographical cross section of the United States was presented at the annual meeting of the Student American Medical Association held in Chicago last May. Eighty-five per cent of the respondents were in rotating internships, 8% in straight, and 4% in mixed. This distribution according to type of internship correlates fairly well with the 89% rotating, 10% straight, and 1% mixed service representing the total of 11,616 approved internships offered last year. While the interpretation of a sampling of any group on matters of interest and concern to the group must be made with care and in its proper perspective, this particular questionnaire
THE STUDENT AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION LOOKS AT INTERNSHIPS. JAMA. 1956;162(4):412. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970210152012
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