SIDNEY H. WEISSMAN, M.D.
To the editor: Graettinger (1) documents the decline in interest in careers in internal medicine of current United States medical graduates. From 1985 to 1987 there was a 12.7% decline in the number of students who entered 3-year general internal medicine programs through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) (1). Graettinger argues that internal medicine must reexamine its position in medicine and revise and enhance its medical school clerkship programs to reverse this trend. Failure to take essential remedial action will lead to an increased reliance on graduates of schools not accredited by the Liaison Committee for Foreign Medical Education
WEISSMAN SH. Residency Programs in Internal Medicine. Ann Intern Med. 1988;108:636. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-108-4-636_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1988;108(4):636.
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