E. E. IRONS, F.A.C.P.
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When the American Board of Internal Medicine was organized, many of us thought that if what we had in mind could influence favorably the quality of medical preparation and practice in perhaps ten or fifteen years, the effort would be well worth while. However, the effects on younger men entering medicine have been immediate and startling in scope.
In almost every large hospital many interns are now talking not about how soon they can get into practice, but about what more they can do, either by residencies, further basic science training or in positions of part time practice to qualify
IRONS EE. THE AMERICAN BOARD OF INTERNAL MEDICINE AFTER FOUR YEARS; ORGANIZATION, PURPOSES, AND THE EFFECTS OF SPECIAL BOARDS ON MEDICAL EDUCATION AND PRACTICE1. Ann Intern Med. ;14:146–152. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-14-1-146
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1940;14(1):146-152.
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