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Article
June 17, 1968

MANPOWER, LICENSURE, AND FOREIGN GRADUATES

JAMA. 1968;204(12):1137. doi:10.1001/jama.1968.03140250117016

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Abstract

Some state boards of licensure are under increasing pressure to find mea 3 of qualifying foreign medical graduates for employment in those particular states. From time to time, modification of the requirements of a state board of licensure are misinterpreted as representing modification of AMA requirements.

For foreign medical graduates, the policies of the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association, either on licensure or on certification by the Educational Council for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), have strict reference to their eligibility for appointment to Council-approved internships and residencies. The requirements of a state board of licensure with reference to eligibility for internship or residency appointments in that state may be based on other than AMA requirements. From time to time a state board may waive one of its policies in the case of an individual who is seeking licensure in that state.

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