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Graduate Medical Education

JAMA. 1940;115(24):2108. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810500076037.
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The Commission on Graduate Medical Education was organized in 1937 as an offshoot of the Advisory Board for Medical Specialties, which felt that it was more representative of the different interests involved than any other body. The commission's activities were financed by the Rockefeller Foundation, the Carnegie Foundation, the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation and some smaller contributions from other groups. Concerning internship it concludes:

  1. The internship should be regarded as a part of the basic preparation for either beginning the general practice of medicine or undertaking advanced training in a specialty.

  2. The internship should provide a real educational experience and a period of clinical responsibility under supervision that is designed to complete the clinical clerkship of the medical course.

  3. The internship should be an important responsibility of the staff and should be under the direction of those members who are competent to provide the necessary instruction.

  4. The internship should be a joint

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