There’s a reported doctor shortage
Yet we sideline doctors each year
In 2020, more than 2,000 current year and prior year graduates from U.S. medical schools did not match to residencies. Recent prior years show similar numbers.
In addition, there are thousands of U.S. citizen graduates who went to medical schools outside of the U.S. who don’t have residency positions.
At the same time U.S. doctors aren’t able to work, in the last 10 years, more than 36,000 citizens of other countries have been granted U.S. taxpayer-funded residencies.
Our position is that every U.S. citizen physician who graduated in good standing should be allowed to practice medicine if that remains the doctor’s choice – and certainly in a time of a doctor shortage!