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October 10, 1959

GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION IN THE UNITED STATES: ANNUAL REPORT AND DIRECTORY OF APPROVED INTERNSHIPS AND RESIDENCIES IN THE UNITED STATES; AND THE REQUIREMENTS OF EXAMINING BOARDS IN THE MEDICAL SPECIALTIES. PREPARED BY THE COUNCIL ON MEDICAL EDUCATION AND HOSPITALS OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

JAMA. 1959;171(6):665-674. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03010240033009
Abstract

ANNUAL REPORT  The 33rd Annual Report on Internships and Residencies is submitted herewith, consisting of detailed information and statistical data on all intern and residency programs approved by the Council.Its primary purpose has always been to provide this information for recent medical school graduates who wish to continue their subsequent medical education and clinical training as interns or residents. While this information applied almost exclusively to graduates of United States and Canadian medical schools prior to 1948, it has subsequently become of world-wide importance to the many graduates of foreign medical schools wishing to learn American methods for application in their homelands.A secondary and increasingly important function of this report is the use made of it by those responsible for administration of medical care and training programs and for planning for the future. Such persons represent hospital administration, medical school administration, state medical boards, editorial staffs of professional

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