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April 1946

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Arch Ophthalmol. 1946;35(4):454. doi:10.1001/archopht.1946.00890200461012

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Preceptorships.  —With regard to the substitution of a preceptorship for a residency in an ophthalmic hospital, the American Board of Ophthalmology has always accepted such training in favorable cases. During the present overcrowding of facilities, the Board expects to take a liberal attitude regarding the requirements for training.It should, however, be pointed out that neither a residency nor a preceptorship suffices in itself to meet the requirements of the Board. Each case will still be judged on its merits in determining fitness for examination.In entering on a preceptorship, certain conditions should be kept in mind. First, the student will profit most after a sound course in the basic sciences of physiology of the eye and of vision, optics, pathology, bacteriology, chemistry, pharmacology, the relation of the eye to general disease, anatomy, embryology and neurology. This is essential for a residency, and more so for a preceptorship.

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