He earned a doctorate in allopathic medicine from a top medical school in 2011, but hasn’t landed a residency. Learn more about his story here.
In the video, Doug shared the story of graduating from one of the most prestigious medical schools in the United States with huge student loans, only to discover that residencies are going to foreign students, sometimes less qualified ones.
yet we're turning hundreds of doctors away every year.
Recent years show similar shortfalls.
Also in 2019, 4,029 residency slots went to non-U.S. citizen students and graduates of international medical schools. For the 2011 to 2019 period, nearly 32,000 international and foreign-trained medical school graduates were placed into medical residency programs.
Doctors without Jobs believes that every U.S. citizen medical school graduate who graduated in good standing should be allowed to practice medicine if that remains the doctor’s choice – and certainly in an era of a physician shortage.
Whether that’s prioritizing hiring U.S. doctors, increasing the numbers of residencies, a combination of those or identifying other system changes that need to happen, Doctors without Jobs is looking to bring people together to advocate for these doctors and drive the needed changes.
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