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Letters to the Editor
April 2003

The Intern Year: It Needs Some Work

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Copyright 2003 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2003

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2003;129(4):502. doi:10.1001/archotol.129.4.502

I am writing in response to the Commentary by Dr Meyers1 that appeared in the September 2002 issue of the ARCHIVES. In it, he describes the reduction in the number of applicants to otolaryngology residency programs over the last 4 years, and he gives 3 reasons for this reduction. The second reason, the lack of flexibility in our training, is the focus of this letter.

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