June 17, 1905

Pennsylvania and North Carolina State Board Examinations in 1904.

Author Affiliations

Secretary Medical Society of the State of North Carolina, member North Carolina State Board of Health, ex-member and Secretary North Carolina State Board of Medical Examiners.

JAMA. 1905;XLIV(24):1943-1944. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02500510051016

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Waynesville, N. C., June 2, 1905.

To the Editor:  —In The Journal, May 6, is published a very elaborate series of tables exhibiting in detail the results of the examinations held in the year 1904 in the various states for state license to practice medicine. These tables are very instructive, comprehensive and complete, and replete with much valuable information relative to the standards of medical education in the 63 medical colleges of the country whose graduates appeared before the various examining boards of the states.In 1904 there were examined for license in the separate states of the Union 8,034 graduated physicians, of which vast number 5,672 were granted license and 1,365 rejected—the gross percentage of failures being 19.3.Some of these were duplicates, of which the carefully prepared tables make no mention. I know that of recent years it has become more or less a custom for young physicians

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