It is well known that a large number of foreign physicians have come to this country in recent years. This problem touches all of us in one way or another, whether as competition in earning a livelihood or in terms of responsibility for training foreign interns and residents. At the Congress on Medical Education and Licensure, held in Chicago in February, it was a chief topic for discussion. It is therefore not inappropriate for all of us to learn something about this matter, and it may be appropriate for some of us to do a little soul-searching, because in many instances the handling of these foreign physicians has been awkward and unfortunate.
At the outset I would like to set down a few premises. Columbia University is very much interested in the problem of the foreign trained. Traditionally, Columbia has on its campus more foreign students in various disciplines than
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