July 2, 1932


JAMA. 1932;99(1):47-48. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740530049020

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Prospects of Medical Students in Germany  The Verband Deutscher Medizinerschaften has published notes on overcrowding in the medical profession. The following facts are emphasized: The course in medicine from the beginning of study up to the time of obtaining a license to practice comprises seven years; eleven semesters of study, one semester for examinations, and one year internship, cost the student about 10,000 marks, or $2,380, and the state contributes a like sum. Unless a physician is admitted to panel practice, a modest income is at present almost impossible in Germany. There are restrictions governing admission to panel practice; for instance, there may not be more than one physician to 600 insured persons. This proportion has already been reached; hence new admissions are made only to fill vacancies. A preliminary period of three years during which new entrants must serve as assistant physicians, which is a welcome innovation in itself,

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