MILFORD FULOP, M.D.
To the editor: The National Resident Matching Program's (NRMP) 1987 results in internal medicine are troubling because several major university hospitals did not match fully (1). This comes at a time when more teachers of internal medicine have been urging changes in residency training because they believe that programs that emphasize the care of critically ill patients are overzealous and incomplete. Critics have urged that internal medicine trainees should spend more time in clinics, physicians' offices, and community hospitals, where the patients are less severely ill, more communicative, and need less expensive, invasive, and highly technological testing and treatment (2).
MILFORD FULOP. Residency Training. Ann Intern Med. 1987;106:915. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-106-6-915_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1987;106(6):915.
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