The U.S. Physician Shortage

Why America Needs Foreign Medical Graduates

Healthcare in America is facing an imminent shortage of general physicians: those in certain specialties, areas of the country, and minority communities. Despite the competition and growing rate of hopeful physicians, the U.S. does not have the educational resources to educate students at the speed necessary to maintain the current physician-to-patient ratio. Foreign medical students […]

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One in Six Healthcare Workers Are Immigrants

Study Finds 1 in 6 Healthcare Workers Are Immigrants

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, roughly one in six medical professionals are foreign-born, many working in rural or underserved communities. These areas struggle to attract U.S.-born med school grads. The study, which estimated the proportion of non-US-born and noncitizen healthcare professionals in the U.S. in 2016 by using self-reported data from […]

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