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In the earlier days of American medicine a study trip to one of the European medical centers was almost a sine qua non to the achievement of higher professional prestige. After World War II, as a result of the meteoric growth of American medical excellence, this process of migration was completely reversed, and a sudden influx of foreign medical graduates began and has continued to the present. There is hardly a subject in the literature of American medical education that is more controversial, replete with wishful thinking, and, unfortunately, too frequently treated with bias.
The integration of the foreign medical
Foreign Medical Graduates in the United States.. Ann Intern Med. 1969;71:1031–1032. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-71-5-1031
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;71(5):1031-1032.
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