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April 27, 1935

AMERICAN MEDICAL STUDENTS ABROAD

JAMA. 1935;104(17):1521-1522. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760170059017

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Abstract

Recently there has been much discussion of the eventual fate in medical practice of a considerable number of young Americans who, finding themselves unable to obtain admittance to American medical institutions, have gone abroad and enrolled themselves in various foreign medical colleges. It seems reasonable to believe that students who follow the regular curriculum in any of the well established foreign universities and medical schools may eventually find a practical outlet for their knowledge. In other words, they may sooner or later appear before the state medical boards in some of our states and obtain licenses to practice medicine. However, this comment concerns seventy-nine Americans who are now in attendance at the Anderson College of Medicine, a so-called extramural school in Glasgow, Scotland.

The files of the Association of American Medical Colleges contain nearly 100,000 records of applications made during the years 1932, 1933 and 1934. At the request of

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