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November 27, 1915

A National Examination Board for License to Practice

JAMA. 1915;LXV(22):1934. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.02580220074033

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To the Editor:  —In The Journal, Nov. 6, 1915, p. 1652, attention was called to the board examinations for entrance to colleges of arts, and to the fact that they were held all over the country simultaneously; that they were recognized as sufficient by all colleges, and the fees received made the board practically self-supporting. It is formed by representatives of universities and high schools or preparatory schools. The examination questions are prepared by experts, and the answers are graded by experts.If this is possible for the many colleges in the country, how much easier it would be for the fewer state licensing boards if those of all, or at first even most of the states should form a similar board for examining graduates in medicine for license to practice. If examinations were held by such a representative board there could be no question as to the justice of

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