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May 26, 1956

ALIEN INTERNS AND RESIDENTS IN THE UNITED STATES, 1955-1956

JAMA. 1956;161(4):322-324. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970040020006
Abstract

• The number of nonimmigrant foreign physicians serving internships and residencies in the United States during the year 1955-1956 was determined by questionnaires sent to hospitals approved for internships and residencies. Of the 6,033 physicians thus located, 1,859 were found to be interns and 4,174 residents. They come from 84 different countries, the largest groups being 1,065 from the Philippine Islands and 584 from Canada. They are distributed among all but four of the states, with 1,535 in New York.

Some 1,700 American students are believed to be attending foreign medical schools. They are distributed among 26 countries, and the largest group is at the University of Bologna.

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