PAUL F. GRINER, M.D.
To the editor: The recent statement of the Federated Council for Internal Medicine (FCIM) on ambulatory training in internal medicine residencies (1) is disappointing for various reasons. First, the statement reflects a rather superficial interpretation of the Health Resources Administration (HRA) funding requirement for training grants in general internal medicine and pediatrics that "at least 25% of a resident's total training time for the entire residency be spent in ambulatory care settings." As many program directors know, the HRA definition of continuity experience time in ambulatory-patient care is not as restrictive as the Council implies. It includes time devoted to
GRINER PF. Training in Ambulatory-Patient Care. Ann Intern Med. ;97:136. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-97-1-136_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1982;97(1):136.
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