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June 17, 1968


JAMA. 1968;204(12):1135. doi:10.1001/jama.1968.03140250115014

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The Council on Medical Education presents its annual compilation on medical licensure in this issue of The Journal (p 1067). The report includes statistics concerning the medical examination and licensure of physicians in the United States and its possessions for the year 1967, as well as comparative figures for previous years. It also describes the up-to-date policies of the several boards of medical examiners, their regulations and rules for issuing licenses to US and foreign medical graduates and osteopathic physicians.

Of the 9,326 physicians newly added to the licensed medical profession during 1967, graduates of medical schools in the United States and Canada accounted for 7,245; the remaining 2,081 were graduates of foreign medical schools throughout the world. The latter figure represents a 49% increase over the yearly average of new foreign-trained licentiates for the past ten years. It reflects a sharp increase in the number of these graduates taking