The 1995 medical education issue of JAMA contains information of special interest and importance for neurologists.1 In 1994, there were 1491 neurology residents on duty in 122 training programs. Of the total number of residents, 511 (34.3%) were international medical graduates (IMGs). The proportion of neurology residents in 1994 who were IMGs is more than some specialties, such as dermatology (3.5%), neurological surgery (5.8%), and physical medicine and rehabilitation (14.6%); about the same as some specialties, such as pediatrics (32.1%), psychiatry (36.1%), and pathology (30.4%); and less than other specialties, such as endocrinology (46.4%), oncology (45.7%), and geriatric medicine (53.4%). Overall, approximately 17 500 graduates of allopathic and osteopathic medical schools in the United States entered residency training in 1994, along with an additional 6750 graduates of foreign medical schools (of whom 17% were US citizens who attended medical schools outside of the United States). Thus, 27.8% of all
Menken M. Medical Education. Arch Neurol. 1996;53(3):215. doi:10.1001/archneur.1996.00550030017009
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