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February 1939

Internships and Residencies in New York City, 1934-1937: Their Place in Medical Education.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1939;63(2):429-430. doi:10.1001/archinte.1939.00180190231013

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The educational opportunities of internships in general have been the subject of much discussion, especially by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals of the American Medical Association. Stimulated by the new standards for qualification of specialists established by the medical specialty boards, serious consideration is now being given to the educational opportunities provided by the hospital residency.

In the present volume appear the results of investigations of a committee organized by five medical colleges of New York and the New York Academy of Medicine. The factual material was assembled by Dr. Curran and subjected to study by a group of men who for the most part are engaged in medical education. It seems that the city of New York offers more than one sixth of all the internships and residencies of the entire country. Students from all parts of the United States receive training in these positions, and thus

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