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March 1969

Opinions of Those in Training 1968

Author Affiliations

New Haven, Conn

From the Division of Dermatology, Yale Medical School, New Haven, Conn.

Arch Dermatol. 1969;99(3):304-311. doi:10.1001/archderm.1969.01610210058013

IN AN effort to obtain as much solid information as possible about residency programs in dermatology, a brief questionnaire was sent to residents in 17 representative programs in the United States.

The residencies were chosen from different parts of the country and included those considered to be research-oriented, clinically-oriented, combination programs and those conducted in Veterans Administration and Armed Services hospitals. The larger and well-established programs were selected because they were thought to accurately reflect the current practices in dermatologic training.

The chairman of the department was asked to give a questionnaire accompanied by a magnetic tape to several of his secondand third-year residents. The questions were to be answered on the tape or some other recording device. The resident was asked not to identify his program and we hoped he would be completely candid.

Of the 17 questionnaires sent out, 12 were returned. The replies were representative

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