John P. Fitzgibbons, MD; Donald R. Bordley, MD; Lee R. Berkowitz, MD; Beth W. Miller, MD; Mark C. Henderson, MD
Grant Support: Dr. Henderson receives grant support from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (D58HP05139).
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Dr. Bordley: Department of Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Box MED, Rochester, NY 14642.
Dr. Berkowitz: Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, 3018 Old Clinic Building, CB #7005, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7005.
Dr. Miller: Department of Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch—Austin, 601 East 15th Street, Austin, TX 78701.
Dr. Henderson: Department of Internal Medicine, University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, 4150 V Street #3100, Sacramento, CA 95817.
There has been considerable change in the practice of internal medicine in the past quarter century, including the rise of specialization, increasing time pressure, the hospitalist movement, and the rapidly changing responsibilities of internists in inpatient and outpatient settings. Training programs have not adequately responded to these trends, and there is a consensus that the residency education system urgently needs redesign.
John P. Fitzgibbons, Donald R. Bordley, Lee R. Berkowitz, Beth W. Miller, Mark C. Henderson. Redesigning Residency Education in Internal Medicine: A Position Paper from the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine. Ann Intern Med. 2006;144:920–926. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-144-12-200606200-00010
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2006;144(12):920-926.
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