The following is a debate that was held on the topic of the participation of all otolaryngology programs in the National Intern and Residency Matching Program. For the most part, questions were posed by members of the audience.
Dr Tucker: The forum will consist of questions from the audience, which are intended to be questions and not speeches from the floor. They will be directed to the team captain. There will be alternating affirmative and negative responses if possible. Then the closing statements will be three to five minutes in length and only one statement per team. We'll start with the affirmative team.
Dr Jafek: Nearly all program directors are faced with similar problems. The applicant comes and says, "Dr Program Director, I've got some good news and some bad news. The good news is I'd really like to stay with your program. The bad news is I've been offered
Tucker J, Cantrell R, Smith R, et al. Resolved: All Otolaryngology Programs Should Participate in the Residency Matching Program. Arch Otolaryngol. 1978;104(11):627–635. doi:10.1001/archotol.1978.00790110017006
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