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February 18, 1974

ECFMG Scores of Graduates Of Zagreb Medical School

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Zagreb, Yugoslavia

JAMA. 1974;227(7):799. doi:10.1001/jama.1974.03230200057015

To the Editor.—  Only roughly a third of all the graduates of the University of Zagreb School of Medicine (UZSM) who take the examination given by the Educational Council for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) score the 75 or more needed to pass the examination. We have analyzed some of the possible reasons in 103 Yugoslav graduates of our medical school who took the ECFMG examination in 1967 or 1970. The list was compiled from records sent biannually to the Dean of UZSM. Foreign graduates were eliminated. The university records of the Yugoslav graduates were analyzed. Data on 1,342 other students who graduated in 1967 or 1970 served for comparison.The analyzed group consisted of 30 women and 73 men, 24 to 47 years of age. The mean interval between graduation and first examination was 6.7 years (range, 0 to 19).We compared the average grades of those taking the ECFMG