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November 15, 1965

Special Reports, Announcements, and Notices

JAMA. 1965;194(7):782-789. doi:10.1001/jama.1965.03090200090019

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POLICY STATEMENTS  A. Externships for Foreign Medical Students On July 6, 1965, a memorandum on the above subject was mailed by the Chairman of the Council on Medical Education to all hospitals with approved internship and residency programs. There was no intention to disturb the long-established pattern of summer clerkships which many US hospitals offer to undergraduate medical students for strictly educational purposes. In such instances, the students are not employed for the primary purpose of completing histories and physicals, but those histories and physical examinations which they do perform are done under careful supervision and are only supplementary to the record. If salaries are paid to such individuals for services rendered to the hospitals, then such services will consist of those technical duties as described in the Note at the end of the followed quoted memorandum:This memorandum is occasioned by the recent increase in requests from United States

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