We read with great interest the recent article by Dr Aranha1 highlighting the placement of international medical graduates (IMGs) in US academic general surgery. We think this is a timely article that provides an insight into the appointment of physicians in a field of medicine relatively hostile toward IMGs, especially since the end of the Vietnam War. However, there are several issues in this article that need clarification.
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