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—Some state licensing boards do offer licenses based on eminence or on a determination that a physician is of international reputation. Some boards also provide licenses to graduates of foreign medical schools who have been appointed to US medical school faculty without requiring that they complete the years of graduate education otherwise required for a license.The problem that boards confront in not requiring additional residency training for those physicians whose training is equal to, or more rigorous than, that
Osteen AM. Licensing of International Medical Graduates-Reply. JAMA. 1992;267(1):54. doi:10.1001/jama.1992.03480010061016