GEORGE L. BLACKBURN, M.D., Ph.D.
To the editor: Annals has been generous in contributing educational and scientific data on nutrition and internal medicine. I write to express concern that the proposed changes in internal medicine training would omit nutrition. Schroeder and colleagues ( 1 ) warn that internal medicine residencies risk becoming obsolete if they do not adjust to changing patterns in medical practice. The authors argue primarily for a shift of training from medical wards and intensive care units to outpatient settings and surgical consultations. Indeed, a strong argument is made for changes in the training program.
I was particularly concerned about Table 1,
BLACKBURN GL. Changing the Internal Medicine Residency. Ann Intern Med. ;105:471. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-105-3-471_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;105(3):471.
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