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February 1975

A Foreign Graduate With US Training Reimmigrates to the United States

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Pontiac, Mich

Arch Surg. 1975;110(2):224. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1975.01360080090019

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To the Editor.–I read with interest the article "A Foreign Graduate With US Training Reimmigrates to the United States," by John Racy, MD (Arch Surg 109:365,1974). However, I take exception to the editorial comment by Richard Warren, MD. From his comments it is clear that he is not opposed to the immigration of foreign medical graduates, but he wants only a selected group with high academic interests and qualifications to immigrate or reimmigrate. Among the medical community formed by physicians trained in this country, we have all grades of competence, ranging from outstanding to downright incompetent. Then why the desire for a foreign medical graduate with high academic achievements only? Moreover, why is postgraduate training in a US hospital accredited for teaching and training not a sufficient qualification to practice medicine in the United States? After all, these hospitals are considered fit for postgraduate training for all physicians, not

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