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November 20, 1967

Special Reports, Announcements, and Notices

JAMA. 1967;202(8):787-792. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03130210161025

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1. Internships 

A. Present Status of Internship  In the preceding section on "Special Studies," two studies concern the status of internships after the June 1966 revision of the definition of a rotating internship. The following is a portion of a memorandum issued July 17, 1967, to clarify the present and future status of internship programs and the activities of the Internship Review Committee:Following the redefinition of the rotating internship in June, 1966, the Internship Review Committee suspended further formal review activities, including program surveys, in order to permit all programs to readjust to the new standards during 1966-1967. Hospitals with programs on probation were notified that such probationary status would remain unchanged until the programs had been revised, resurveyed, and reconsidered by the Internship Review Committee and the Council.On a basis of surveys in a number of states throughout the nation, it has been determined that there should