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The 33rd Annual Report on Internships and Residencies published in this issue of The Journal follows the format for previous years, but provides certain additional information not previously published pertaining to the support of residency training programs. Additional information is supplied on the distribution of foreign medical graduates in residency programs. A chart and narrative analysis of the growth of both internship and residency programs since World War II has been prepared to indicate the relative role played by the entry of the federal government in the field of graduate training in 1946 and also the increasing proportion of both internship and residency positions filled by foreign medical graduates as a result of the Exchange-Visitor program authorized by the United States Information and Educational Exchange Act of 1948.
There are indications that perhaps there may be a leveling-off in some phases of these programs. The increase in available internships and
ANNUAL REPORT AND DIRECTORY OF APPROVED INTERNSHIPS AND RESIDENCIES. JAMA. 1959;171(6):844. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03010240212015
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