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April 30, 1927


JAMA. 1927;88(18):1418-1419. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680440052017

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The Journal publishes this week, for the twenty-fourth consecutive year, statistics based on examinations held by the various state medical licensing boards during the last calendar year. That the statistics are complete and therefore reliable is due to the cordial cooperation received from the secretaries of the licensing boards, to whom sincere appreciation is tendered.

VERIFICATION OF DATA  The report of each examination received during the year was carefully checked with the files of official data received from the medical schools. In this way any errors in regard to the candidate, his medical school or the year of graduation were promptly corrected. By such checking, also, attention is promptly called to the occasional applicant who holds credentials from a diploma mill or who for any other reason is deemed unworthy of consideration. It is this ability to expose instances of fraud that makes these statistics of particular value to the

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