• The plan of having regional hospitals affiliated with university medical schools has certain advantages. In the present instance, six hospitals are so affiliated; they are not limited by state lines, but by considerations of commuting distance. The teaching plan is formulated and implemented by a local educational committee made up of the directors of the hospital's departments of surgery, medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, and pathology, with the assistance of other physicians of the staff; the hospital also recruits and appoints interns and residents. The university center supplies both administrative guidance and instructional resources, with emphasis on a sound house-staff program and a minimum of lectures to large audiences. The test for success in such a plan is the continued willingness of medical schools to participate and of the regional hospitals to bear most of the expense.
Wilkinson CF. NEW YORK UNIVERSITY PLAN: AN EXAMPLE SHOWING THE POTENTIALITIES OF REGIONAL HOSPITAL-MEDICAL SCHOOL AFFILIATION. JAMA. 1957;164(4):381–383. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980040021006
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