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Medical Exam Controversy #287352

CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 07, 1983
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REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Chicago, Illinois) Tests given graduates of foreign medical schools, primarily in Mexico and Caribbean, insuring medical students' competency to practice medicine in US, said stolen prior to exam and sold; FBI noted investigating. As result all tests during this period said declared invalid; impact on some practicing physicians in United States and hospitals that hired them examined. [Exam administration Dr. Ray CASTERLINE - describes illegal sales of test copies.] Casterline's office said informed of situation by students angered by others' cheating. [Cook County Hospital spokesperson Dr. Conrad TASCHE - notes probable impact on doctors having to retake exam.] Dependence of major metropolitan hospitals on foreign graduates explained. [Dr. Roman FILIPOWICZ, Dr. Brian BYRNE - note difficulty of exam, its importance to their careers.] New exam said being administered next month.
REPORTER: Frank Currier

Currier, Frank;
Rather, Dan

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