The Council on Medical Education presents its annual compilation on medical licensure in this issue of The Journal (pp 857-906). The report includes statistics concerning the medical examination and licensure of physicians in the United States and its possessions for the year 1965, as well as comparative figures for previous years.
Of the 8,943 physicians newly added to the licensed medical profession during 1965, graduates of medical schools in the United States and Canada accounted for 7,455; the remaining 1,488 were graduates of foreign medical faculties. 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.
The overall increase in newly licensed physicians was 1,032 more than the increase in 1964. One fourth of this increase was accounted for by an increase of 200 newly licensed foreign physicians in New York, Pennsylvania,