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June 1968

The Requirement for Examination by Both the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Internal Medicine

Am J Dis Child. 1968;115(6):746-749. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1968.02100010748020

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In 1967 these two Boards agreed that candidates are eligible for examination and subsequent certification by both Boards if they complete one of the following programs involving a minimum of four years of approved house officer training:

  1. Straight pediatric internship, one year of pediatric residency, and two years of residency in internal medicine; or

  2. Straight medical internship, one year of residency in internal medicine, and two years of pediatric residency; or

  3. Internship other than straight pediatric or straight medical, two years of pediatric residency, and two years of residency in internal medicine.

The times at which the candidate may take the examinations for each Board will continue to be as described in the booklets of information published by the respective Boards.

Institutes on Care of High-Risk Infants.—September 1968 marks the 20th year of the Institutes for Physicians and Nurses in the Care of Premature and

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