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December 1952

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AMA Arch NeurPsych. 1952;68(6):864. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1952.02320240139016

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AMERICAN BOARD OF PSYCHIATRY AND NEUROLOGY, INC.  At a meeting of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc., on Oct 11 and 12, 1952, the following two major changes in policy were effected:1. Applicants who graduated from an approved medical school before the foundation of the Board (1934) will not be held to the strict interpretation of the published requirements in formal graduate training. Under such circumstances the Board will consider the training and experience of the applicant and decide whether or not he will be admitted to the examinations. After Jan. 1, 1954, for such graduates the Board will consider ten years of full-time acceptable experience in psychiatry or neurology in lieu of the formal training requirements. Should the candidate then apply for supplementary certification, the Credentials Committee will require five years of additional acceptable experience in the supplementary field.2. After July 1, 1954, training credit

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