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Federal court okays class action over foreign-graduate licensing

A federal judge in Pennsylvania, on March 23, certified a class of patient plaintiffs in a suit against the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, authorizing the plaintiffs' class action to proceed. The patients alleged that the Commission twice improperly certified a doctor, accused of sexual misconduct, who applied using false names.

(Russell v. Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates)

The Commission is a private organization that verifies degrees from foreign educational institutions and administers tests of medical knowledge for the purpose of reciprocal licensure . . .

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