[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address 34.204.193.85. Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
Other Articles
April 29, 1939

MEDICAL EDUCATION IN THE UNITED STATES AND ABROAD

JAMA. 1939;112(17):1728. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800170074016

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.

Abstract

Elsewhere in this issue are presented the figures reported by the medical examining boards of the United States. Since, for a variety of reasons, an unusually large number of applicants have come from other countries, an opportunity is afforded to compare the success before examining boards of those whose professional education has been received in approved schools in the United States with corresponding figures for those educated abroad. Reports to the Council do not distinguish between citizens of this country who, having gone elsewhere to study medicine, return here to practice, and natives of other countries who apply here for a medical license.

As a comparatively small number of physicians from some countries have taken the licensing examinations, only those countries are included from which more than twenty-five candidates were examined during 1938.

Since the number of failures among graduates of approved schools was only 3.0 per cent, it is

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview
×