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Plugging the Drain

Joseph Moldaver, MD; Lester Mayers, MD
JAMA. 1974;227(1):80. doi:10.1001/jama.1974.03230140050030.
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To the Editor.—  A recent editorial in The Journal commented on the obligation of the American medical system to provide specialty training for foreign physicians desiring to come to the United States for internships and residencies. While we do not deny that professionals deserve the best training available to them, most foreign physicians can obtain positions only at nonmedical school-affiliated community hospitals whose teaching programs are frequently uneven.In view of the increasing number of foreign physicians entering our postgraduate programs and their importance to the hospitals that they serve, it is imperative that they be exposed to the best medical teachers. In an attempt to improve this situation, Senior Medical Consultants, Inc., began in the fall of 1970 a pilot study in the metropolitan New York area, financed by a contract with the National Institutes of Health.The results indicated that there was a substantial pool of recently retired


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