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May 31, 1952


JAMA. 1952;149(5):484-485. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.02930220074015

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A study of the current report on medical licensure reveals that in many states the licensure of foreign trained physicians has been given serious consideration by the authorities and that methods have been devised to provide for licensure of qualified foreign trained physicians without lowering the standards of medical practice in the United States. Four states that heretofore did not license foreign trained physicians have specified that they may file applications. In several other states the regulations have been modified. Of the 43 boards that license foreign trained physicians, 9 do not require citizenship, 12 require that the applicant file first citizenship papers only, and 22 boards require full citizenship. Twenty-eight boards indicate the foreign trained physician must serve an internship or obtain further medical training in the United States.

The current list of 49 foreign medical schools in 13 countries compiled by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals

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