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June 17, 1961

VI. University of Kansas Medical Center Family Practice Residency

Author Affiliations

Kansas City, Kan.

Chairman, Department of Postgraduate Medical Education, University of Kansas School of Medicine, The University of Kansas Medical Center.

JAMA. 1961;176(11):909-910. doi:10.1001/jama.1961.03040240015006

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THE FAMILY practice residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center is designed to provide training for future family physicians in accordance with the philosophy and recommendations of the Committee on Preparation for General Practice as approved by the American Medical Association.

It is important to recognize that this basic program is conceived in its entirety, and that it emphasizes experience in a few broad areas with sufficient time devoted to each to give experience in depth. The concept of continuity on a service and continuity in patient care is stressed. The program, in order to stay within the 2-year time limit, and in order to remain a basic one meeting the needs of all family physicians, does not include experience in some areas. This is, then, a basic, minimal program which represents an extension of only one year over the time currently spent in the internship. It is patently

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