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September 13, 1952


JAMA. 1952;150(2):70-72. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.03680020004002

A significant increase in the number of American students who are going abroad for medical training has been reported since the end of World War II. Evidence of this increase has come from many sources, particularly from agencies, such as state licensing boards, medical specialty boards, some governmental agencies, and hospitals, that deal with these students and with the American graduates of foreign schools. Reports in the press have stated that American students were "flooding" certain of the European schools, while other sources have indicated that these students have constituted a problem for some foreign schools because of their numbers and for other reasons. Although the sources mentioned suggest that the number of students studying abroad is rather large, no accurate information as to the actual numbers has been available, nor has it been known, accurately, in what schools they were enrolled.

Consequently, it was decided in the summer of

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