Residencies in Internal Medicine.
In June 1965, the American Medical
Association House of Delegates expressed concern over the trend toward early appointment of interns
to residency positions and directed
the matter be studied in order to
establish a standard date of appointment.
In November 1966, the House of
Delegates directed that the Council
on Medical Education enlist the cooperation of all appropriate specialty
groups for the voluntary establishment of a uniform date for appointment of interns to first-year residencies, and that this date be set
not earlier than approximately Nov
The experience of the members
of the Association of Professors of
Medicine was that the program
should be continued, but extended
to all hospitals with approved residencies in internal medicine. Accordingly, the AMA was asked to
assume administrative responsibility
for the program.
This memorandum announces certain specific details, including dates
and categories of residency candidates excluded from the plan.