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This week, for the twenty-eighth consecutive year, statistics are presented by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals regarding medical licensure during the previous calendar year. The completeness of these figures is due to the cordial cooperation received from the secretaries of the licensing boards, which is sincerely appreciated.
ACCURACY OF DATA
Reports of all examinations are carefully compared with lists of graduates furnished by medical school officials, so that errors in regard to the names of applicants, the medical schools or the years of graduation are promptly corrected. In the occasional instance in which the applicant has not graduated or there is a record of irregularity, the state board is promptly notified. Credentials of physicians coming from abroad are verified by direct correspondence with the foreign medical schools. Thus the statements regarding the medical education and the licensure of all physicians are known to be accurate.
TRENDS IN MEDICAL
STATISTICS OF STATE BOARD EXAMINATIONS. JAMA. 1931;96(17):1401. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720430051013