BARRY L. HAINER, M.D.
To the editor: The recent article by Schroeder and colleagues (1) provides a clear analysis and shows foresight in attempting to match the changing face of medicine and residency training needs in internal medicine.
I appreciate their acknowledging the experience of the specialty of family practice in providing ambulatory training in many of the areas noted by them as worthy of more attention in internal medicine residency training. Although it is correct to refer to family practice as a "new" specialty in a relative sense, your readers should recognize that this specialty recently celebrated its 17th anniversary. This is significant
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