This series consists of four boxes of records relating to the administration of traineeships (internships and residencies) for medical school graduates in the participating hospitals of the McGaw Medical Center. The records span the period from 1962 through 1978, with the great bulk dating from 1971 through 1976. The series is arranged in three major categories, including contract authorization lists, A.M.A. Directory/Census forms, and health and disability insurance materials.
The lists of medical school graduates to whom trainee contracts were issued are arranged chronologically by academic year, with two folders per year from 1974-1975 through 1977-1978. Documents within folders are arranged alphabetically by medical specialty. The folders for 1974-1975 through 1976-1977 also contain occasional lists of trainee candidates furnished by the National Intern and Resident Matching Program; lists from this source are filed in a separate folder for 1977-1978.
Documents relating to reporting of data for the American Medical Association's Census of Interns and Residents (1962-1976) and its Directory of Approved Internships and Residencies (1972-1977) are arranged chronologically within each category. They consist largely of copies of completed report forms, interspersed with occasional correspondence.
Documents concerning the administration of disability and health insurance coverage for trainees are arranged in folders by type of material and chronologically therein. They include correspondence with actual and potential insurance carriers, and with trainees filing insurance claims; rate quotations and cost comparisons; ledgers and receipts documenting deposits in the Medical School's University accounts for insurance purposes; and Blue Cross Blue Shield remittance forms, remittance summaries, and quarterly reports listing persons covered, claims paid and premiums owed by the University.
The last folder of the series includes documents relating to a rent strike conducted by trainees residing in the Carriage House Apartments during the summer of 1973. The documents include copies of a form letter signed by tenants authorizing withholding of rent from their paychecks, and signed copies of a subsequent form letter rescinding these authorizations.