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The enthusiastic welcome extended by Iron Curtain physicians and state officials to a team of American cardiologists has prompted the American College of Cardiology to institute a tutorial program which will bring physicians and medical students from other countries to study in the United States.
Although the presence of. foreign interns and residents is nothing new in this country, the significant aspect of this move is that each student will be given an intensive basic science course and language training prior to a personal preceptorship at various centers in the US. The program will apply to eligible students of all nations, regardless of political or diplomatic differences.
"There are no barriers in medical education—a physician is a physician no matter where he is in the world." Such is the view of one of the two principal supporters of the ACC's Committee on International Circuit Courses, Dr. George C. Griffith of
Cardiologists Will Bring Foreign Physicians to United States. JAMA. 1963;185(2):32–33. doi:10.1001/jama.1963.03060020010007
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