KARL H. SHIPMAN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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To the editor: I commend the efforts of the American Board of Internal Medicine in expanding the medical residency program to include greater out-patient experience and exposure to other areas of medicine such as office gynecology and musculoskeletal medicine. Of concern to me is that this emphasis is being put on a shortened internal medicine residency, that is, three postgraduate years. These experiences were available during the "old" rotating internship, where outpatient gynecology was seen during the "OB-GYN" rotation, musculoskeletal medicine seen on orthopedics, and evaluation of the acute abdomen experienced in the emergency room and general surgery rotations. To
SHIPMAN KH. Internal Medicine: Training and Testing. Ann Intern Med. ;83:572. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-83-4-572_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;83(4):572.
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