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University Medical Center Participation in Residency Training Programs for Graduates of Foreign Medical Schools

Morton D. Bogdonoff, MD; and Joseph J. Fins, MD
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Ann Intern Med. 1991;114(5):426-427. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-114-5-426
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Two types of residency training programs are found in U.S. hospitals: There are those programs staffed by graduates of U.S. medical schools (USMGs) and those staffed by graduates of foreign medical schools (FMGs). This two-tiered system seems at first glance to be inconsistent with the marked increases in both the number of medical schools (from 89 in 1965 to 127 in 1985) and the number of medical students (30 300 in 1960 to 65 500 in 1980). Despite these increases, however, the total number of residency positions accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education has continued to exceed


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