JEOFFREY K. STROSS, M.D.
To the editor: In addition to bearing the escalating costs of tuition, books, and living, senior medical students spend substantial time and money in selecting house-officer training programs. Major shifts in the availability of training positions has resulted from changes in immigration laws, adoption of flexible and categorical programs, and the rapid growth of family practice. The number of available positions has decreased, whereas a rapid increase in the number of graduating students has led to intense competition in fields such as internal medicine.
Senior students at the University of Michigan have been surveyed to quantify costs of interviewing. Sixty-nine
STROSS JK. Cost of the House-Officer Interview. Ann Intern Med. 1980;92:721–722. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-92-5-721_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1980;92(5):721-722.
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