The Council on Medical Education presents its annual compilation on medical licensure in this issue of The Journal (p 1055). The report includes statistics concerning the medical examination and licensure of physicians in the United States and its possessions for the year 1966, as well as comparative figures for previous years. It also describes the up-to-date policies of the several boards of medical examiners, their regulations and rules for issuing licenses to United States and foreign medical graduates and osteopathic physicians.
Of the 8,596 physicians newly added to the licensed medical profession during 1966, graduates of medical schools in the United States and Canada accounted for 7,186; the remaining 1,410 were graduates of foreign medical schools throughout the world. Experience in recent years indicates that about one quarter of foreign-trained graduates issued first licenses are US citizens who have attended medical school outside the United States and Canada.