Abraham Verghese, MD
To the Editors: In their editorial, Drs. Bogdonoff and Fins (1) speak of "programs staffed by graduates of U.S. medical schools and those staffed by graduates of foreign medical schools." A third type of residency program exists in which no great distinction is made between these two types of graduates.
Graduates of foreign medical schools are not a homogeneous group. Generalizations, such as "a clear qualitative difference exists between foreign and U.S. medical schools," are inaccurate. Note that graduates of Cape Town, Cambridge, and Cologne are all graduates of foreign medical schools.
I think that a resident who can feel
Verghese A. Community Hospitals and Graduates of Foreign Medical Schools. Ann Intern Med. ;114:1062–1063. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-114-12-1062
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1991;114(12):1062-1063.
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