I read with interest the article "Residency Program Combines Child,
General Psychiatry" in the March 3 issue. I was surprised that this
combined training seemed like a new and suddenly creative concept. Thomas
Anders, M.D., wrote, "Now we have regulatory concurrence that integrated
training is feasible. We are left with how to implement this."
Certainly, one place to look for proof is Duke University Medical Center.
Drs. John Fowler and Ewald Busse had a four-year combined program for child
psychiatry training already in place when I entered in 1970. The general
residents were part of the same program, starting their child rotations in
year one. Thus, this "new" concept is at least 36-plus years