THE FEDERATED COUNCIL FOR INTERNAL MEDICINE
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The Health Resources Administration requirements issued on 1 August 1980 for HRA-funded training programs in internal medicine require that "at least 25% of a resident's total training time for the entire residency be spent in ambulatory care settings." The Council agrees that ambulatory experience is an important part of the internist's training. This portion of training has probably been underemphasized in the past and can be done in various ways. But commitment of 25 % of the program to ambulatory care should be a maximum, not a minimum.
The Health Resources Administration definition is very restrictive; it considers in its
. Ambulatory Training in Internal Medicine Residencies. Ann Intern Med. 1982;96:526. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-96-4-526
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1982;96(4):526.
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