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Students coming from other countries to study in North America encounter many difficulties. So do their hosts. Aside from the obvious ones of being sure of the student's grasp of English and being settled in a relatively stable environment, "the most crucial point in the whole experience can often prove to be the conference at which the foreign student is supposed to plan his program with his advisor. Here the student asserts his needs and expectations, which may be considerably at variance with what the institution has to offer." The fields discussed by the authorities include social work, medicine and health, agriculture, and education.
Areas of weakness in our educational system are pointed out and prophylactic therapy outlined. This is a valuable reference for teachers who work with foreign students. Since one third of interns in the United States are now recruited abroad, such a text should be available in
Gorrell RL. The Professional Education of Students From Other Lands. Arch Intern Med. 1963;112(5):804. doi:10.1001/archinte.1963.03860050191047
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