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November 24, 1969

Part-Time Residency Training

Author Affiliations

From Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

JAMA. 1969;210(8):1435-1437. doi:10.1001/jama.1969.03160340043008

In order to make medicine a more feasible career choice for women and in order to increase the level of training and, therefore, the quality of practice, it is important to decrease the scheduling rigidity of standard residency training programs. The steadily increasing numbers of women in medical school makes the problem more pressing at this time. This communication reports the result of a survey of the specialty boards concerning the acceptability of part-time training. In most cases the boards will consider this kind of training on an individual basis. Part-time specialty training does merit a trial.