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August 1970

Graduate Training in Internal Medicine

Arch Intern Med. 1970;126(2):330-333. doi:10.1001/archinte.1970.00310080136021

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Consistent with the general sweep of question and inquiry regarding established educational programs, there has recently been a look at graduate training programs in medicine. The Association of American Medical Colleges has considered the formal inclusion of these programs under university administration with the notion in mind that such an arrangement will lead to a more scholarly emphasis. William Engstrom, MD, has raised a series of queries concerning the duration and content of graduate education in internal medicine, and he has emphasized the need for prolonged experience in the area of general medicine. He has suggested that a certain degree of "aging" and "seasoning" is both a desirable and necessary component in the development of a competent internist. He has placed into focus the differences between the new "accelerated" program that several institutions have begun to accept and the old more tempered evolutionary development. He has also made it

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