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October 8, 1960


JAMA. 1960;174(6):571. doi:10.1001/jama.1960.03030060003005

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A special article in this issue of The Journal, P. 814, describes the program and policies of the Educational Council for Foreign Medical Graduates. At the last two successive meetings of the House of Delegates, resolutions proposing change in the policy regarding ECFMG certification by July 1, 1960, were rejected. The current policy is repeated, in essence, by insertion in the appropriate portion of both the "Essentials of an Approved Internship" and the "Essentials of Approved Residencies" in this issue. Attention of all is called to the fact that Dec. 31, 1960, is the final date for compliance with the stated policy. The American Hospital Association has announced this same date for clearing the hospital rolls of uncertified foreign medical graduates if hospitals wish to retain their places on the list of the American Hospital Association and, accordingly, their status of accreditation by the Joint Commission.

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