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Correspondence and Brief Communications
July 1998

The International Medical Graduate in US Academic General Surgery: Is the Truth Out?

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Copyright 1998 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.1998

Arch Surg. 1998;133(7):781-782. doi:

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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