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March 25, 1939

Medical News

JAMA. 1939;112(12):1171-1175. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800120057017

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New Regulations Governing License to Practice.—  The Alabama State Board of Medical Examiners recently amended its rules governing the issuance of certificates of qualification to practice medicine. After the collegiate year 1938, any applicant for a certificate to practice will be required to serve at least one year of internship before such certificate will be issued. He will be permitted to take the examinations but the certificate will be withheld until the applicant complies with this requirement. Concerning graduates of European schools, the regulations read:In the case of an applicant, whether native born or foreign born, who has graduated from a European School, the following rules shall obtain:

  1. Present a certified statement from the National Board of Medical Examiners of the United States setting forth that he has successfully passed all examinations, written and oral, required by this board; and

  2. Either (a) present a certificate of qualification to practice medicine (a license) issued in the country of his nativity or in the country in which the medical school from which he graduated is located or (b) present a certificate setting forth that he has satisfactorily passed the federal examinations necessary to obtain licensure to practice medicine in the country in which the medical school from which he graduated is located.

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