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August 13, 2012

Another piece of the more doctors puzzle

Let's make sure docs from other countries meet our standards.

This article says: "Each year, thousands of [International Medical Graduates] IMGs seek to practice in the U.S. These doctors make up a quarter of the U.S. physician work force and play an important role in helping to fill shortages nationwide, with many practicing in rural and other medically underserved areas."

A quarter? I knew it was a lot but I had no idea.

Update: This article about boat ambulances has a buried lead about medical training in India: "While talking about medical education, the minister said that government was considering increasing medical seats to 150 from 100 in each medical college across the state. Besides, there were plans to implement a unique policy to fill up management quota seats in medical colleges, the minister said." That's a 50% increase! This may be the shape of things to come.

Posted by rbrent at August 13, 2012 07:43 AM


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