December 1973

No Medical School for Many Americans

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Lawton, OKLA

Arch Surg. 1973;107(6):916. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1973.01350240080024

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To the Editor.–I read with special interest the article on "The Foreign Medical Graduate's Role in American Medicine" (Arch Surg 107:476-482, 1973). I am writing in regard to this article as I am interested in the 20,000 young Americans who now cannot find places in American medical schools each year.

My interest in this has been building over the last several years. I have been called upon to advise and assist in finding places for these young men and women from our neighboring community, as I am interested in them and willing to counsel and help them. It is a great tragedy that these young people cannot find places of admission when they are well qualified, and I find that there is a definite increase in bitterness on their part when they see foreign medical graduates practicing in this country in ever-increasing numbers.

I am quite confident that if

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