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April 24, 1937


JAMA. 1937;108(17):1434. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780170052015

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In this issue the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals presents the thirty-fifth annual review of medical licensure. In the licensing examination of the graduates of sixty-seven medical schools in the United States and nine in Canada, 6,906 candidates were examined with 10.1 per cent failures. From the schools in the United States there were 5,705 examinees with 4.3 per cent failures. The New York Medical College and Flower Hospital, Georgetown University School of Medicine and Tufts College Medical School had among their graduates the unenviable record of 22.5 per cent, 21.8 per cent and 21 per cent, respectively, of failures.

The increment of the medical profession consisting of physicians licensed for the first time was 6,166, which is greater by 659 than the number so licensed in 1935. From table 6, showing the distribution of these physicians by sections, it is evident that practically half of the total were

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