Robert Glickman, MD; J. Claude Bennett, MD; James Nolan, MD; John Stobo, MD; Arthur Rubenstein, MD; Jim Terwilliger
In a past issue of this journal, the Association of Professors of Medicine (APM) was identified as an organization with "the power to effect change because it has the authority, responsibility, and accountability for the academic departments of medicine" but also as never having assumed a leadership role for internal medicine. The APM is now taking actions that will address this assertion. One issue where leadership is needed is in the growing imbalance between generalists and subspecialists in internal medicine.
The Association of Professors of Medicine recently passed a resolution supporting the goal of producing 50% general internists from internal medicine residency training programs.
The APM adopts as a goal the entry of 50 percent of the internal medicine residency graduates into the practice of general internal
Glickman R, Bennett JC, Nolan J, Stobo J, Rubenstein A, Terwilliger J. Activism in Academic Internal Medicine. Ann Intern Med. ;117:259–260. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-117-3-259
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1992;117(3):259-260.
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