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Correspondence  |   July 2002
Are “International” Medical Graduates Second-class Anesthesiologists?
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  • University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Correspondence
Correspondence   |   July 2002
Are “International” Medical Graduates Second-class Anesthesiologists?
Anesthesiology 7 2002, Vol.97, 278. doi:
Anesthesiology 7 2002, Vol.97, 278. doi:
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Two of the authors of the article are international medical graduates, as are many of the leaders of critical care medicine in the US. The ability or inability of a medical discipline to attract graduates of American medical schools is a well-established indicator of the relative health of that discipline. It is not, in any way, an indictment of the quality of international or foreign medicine or physicians who trained outside of the US.