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Records of the Committee on Internship and Residency

Identifier: CPP 10/029


In December 1961, the College received a $25,000 gift from the Pew Memorial Trust. The gift was intended to help the College reach financial stability and to start a drive benefitting interns and residents in area hospitals. In response, the Committee on Internship and Residency was established in 1962. The Internship and Residency Committee sent out questionnaires to Philadelphia-area hospital administrators, residents, and interns. Data collected from residents and interns included marital status, professional goals, whether they had insurance, and whether they had loans from medical school.

The purpose of the questionnaires was to establish whether the Philadelphia area had need of a loan fund (for residents and interns) sponsored by the College. Forty out of the forty-five hospitals contacted responded, and the majority recognized the need for such a program. Approximately 25% of the interns and residents contacted responded, and about 50% of the respondents expressed a need for such a loan.

The Committee was disbanded in 1965 or 1966.


  • circa 1960s



1 volume

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Records of the Committee on Internship and Residency
Chrissie Perella
September 2018
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