Records of the Medical Specialty Training Program
Scope and Contents
The Records of the Medical Specialty Training Program fill 1.5 Archival Boxes, spanning the years 1936-1951. The bulk of the records comes from the life of the program (1944-1950); other records provide context for the collection.
These records consist of documents relating to the administration of the Medical Specialty Training Program. They include correspondence to and from program administrators, faculty and affiliated hospitals, some financial records generated by the program, minutes from committee meetings relating to the program and records of doctors enrolled in the program. Correspondence with the directors of medical specialty boards (including descriptive brochures sent by the various boards) reflects the purpose for establishing the program, as well as guidance for program design. The dissolution of the program is also documented.
The series contains records specific to specialties and courses taught by the program. These include outlines and schedules for particular courses, correspondence about faculty and students in the specialties, and other administrative records for specific programs. Of particular interest are lecture notes from the Basic Sciences Survey Course for Residents in Internal Medicine, lectures 1-24, spring 1948.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is stored off-site and requires two business days advance notice for retrieval. Please contact the McCormick Library at email@example.com or 847-491-3635 for more information or to schedule an appointment to view the collection.
Language of Materials
This collection contains documents relating to the administration of the Medical Specialty Training Program (a division within Northwestern University's Medical School) for the years 1936-1951. It includes correspondence to and from program administrators, faculty and affiliated hospitals, some financial records generated by the program, minutes from committee meetings relating to the program and records of doctors enrolled in the program.
The records of the Medical Specialty Training Program are organized into a series of topical folders, arranged alphabetically.
Method of Acquisition
The Records of the Medical Specialty Training Program were separated from the Records of the Medical School Dean, Accession #99-167, which in turn was separated from Accession #97-113, which was received from Chris Simoni of the Gary Law Library on August 13, 1997.
A few duplicate and extraneous materials were discarded. Two letters were transferred into the Gordon W. Raleigh biographical file at the University Archives.
Liora J. Cobin; September 2004.
- Guide to the Records of the Medical Specialty Training Program
- Liora J. Cobin
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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