A large majority of the hospitals approved for intern training have accepted the recently announced program (The Journal, June 30, page 865) of the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals establishing a quota basis for the appointment of interns. Some hospitals, however, have requested an increase in the number of internships for which they have been approved. A few have protested the setting of any quota.
The Council wishes to give every consideration to these requests and protests and is at present investigating and appraising them. Therefore, since it will take time to do this, and in fairness to those hospitals that have accepted the quotas as established, the Council believes that the effective date of this program should be deferred until all hospitals have had an equal opportunity to have their requests reviewed. When the quota program is fully estab[ill] is planned that individual hospital quotas will be reviewed