Medicine: The Rumanian Solution

Armand Braun of Ridgewood, N.J., compiled a respectable B-plus average in pre-med studies at New York University. But like tens of thousands of other young Americans each year, he was turned down by medical schools. Still determined to become a doctor, Braun did what an increasing number of rejectees do each year: he looked abroad. Yet instead of going to Italy, Mexico or Belgium (TIME, April 16, 1973), he joined the small but growing cadre of Americans who are seeking their M.D.s in Communist Rumania.

Their choice of Rumania is no accident. After the warming of relations between Washington and Bucharest a...

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