• 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 PLANAN 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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