Medicine: Foreign-Trained Doctors

How good are the foreign-trained doctors now flocking to the U.S.? In far too many cases, not good enough, says Dr. Willard C. Rappleye, dean of Columbia University's Faculty of Medicine. Reason: their schooling is inadequate by U.S. standards.

Long exercised over this problem (TIME, Feb. 22. 1954), Dean Rappleye returned to the attack last week with new statistics:

¶ More than 25% of the house staffs in U.S. hospitals are now composed of foreign-trained doctors;* in a few states, more than 50%. They total about 7,000.

¶ This year 5,000 to 6,000 more will enter the country, as...

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