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  •  Do you know what is really idiot? (1+ / 0-)
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    Every foreign physician that we steal from a 3rd world country kills people in those countries, and costs a US kid a shot at med school.
    Every single medical school in this country has a set number of admissions slots available, and each year every single one of those slots are filled.

    Foreign physicians coming, or not coming, to this country has absolutely no - i.e., zero - impact on this process.

    •  BS (0+ / 0-)

      Total BS. Because foreign physicians fill higher level positions as well. You become a cardiologist by getting a fellowship.

      Since you don't know anything about the physician training system, you should learn something

      •  You had a valid point about the adverse (0+ / 0-)

        effect t on public health in countries that lose physicians to the USA.

        Otherwise, not so much so - statistically, medical school enrollment has NOT expanded in the past 30 or 40 years to keep up with either the expanding US population or the looming increase in health care needed for an aging population.

        One solution is to have other countries train physicians for us.  Again, there are problems with that, but not insofar as taking away employment opportunities from domestic physicians.

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