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May 1, 1948


Author Affiliations

Albany, N. Y.

JAMA. 1948;137(1):16-17. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890350018004

The Evaluation of Foreign Medical Credentials sounds uninteresting, and when Dr. Bierring asked me to speak at this meeting he suggested the title "Implications of Foreign Medical Graduates in Licensure," which to me seemed to be of more interest. This short presentation is therefore really a combination of both titles. I believe that you all know and realize that New York state has undoubtedly licensed more foreign born and foreign educated physicians than any other state in the Union. This large influx of foreign physicians in New York state began about 1926, and at that time the University of the State of New York was candidly unprepared to evaluate their credentials properly. As soon as the Board of Regents became aware of this situation they attempted to remedy it by requiring that all foreign medical credentials be evaluated by the Assistant Commissioner for Higher and Professional Education.

To determine properly

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