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July 30, 1960

OBSTACLES TO MEDICAL EDUCATION AT THE INTERNATIONAL LEVEL

Author Affiliations

New York

Associate Director, the Rockefeller Foundation.

JAMA. 1960;173(13):1451-1453. doi:10.1001/jama.1960.03020310039012
Abstract

Medical education outside North America is a subject of interest because thousands of foreign graduates are now coming to the United States and Canada for graduate training in the clinical sciences as interns and residents. It is the responsibility of North American institutions to provide as high a level of training as possible. Quite aside from the moral obligation to provide any student with the best experience in medicine for his future work abroad, North Americans have a completely selfish obligation to do so in order to assure adequate care of patients in their own hospitals. Planning of such training depends on an understanding of the obstacles, better termed differences, in the training of these students at the medical school level.

Foreign Education System  In view of the importance of understanding the basic curriculum followed in parts of the world outside North America in order to adjust our graduate programs

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