Medicine: Qualified Welcome

The inflow of doctors who have been poorly trained in foreign countries is threatening to undermine the standards of U.S. medical care, Columbia University's Dean of Medicine warned last week. Unless something is done about it, Dr. Willard C. Rappleye told a Chicago conference on medical education, the U.S. will lose the benefits of a 40-year effort to raise its standards.

Dr. Rappleye was not opposing the admission of all doctors trained abroad,-nor was he assailing their professional standards or ideals. But, he said, the simple fact is that many have had poor training in the basic sciences, and many more have...

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