This country has a physician shortage. It’s no mystery - the Association of American Medical Colleges estimates that we will fall short nearly 122,000 physicians by 2032 as demand for doctors continues to grow faster than supply. And yet we rank toward the bottom of developed countries in terms of the number of physicians we produce for our population.
About a quarter of practicing physicians in the United States today are foreign medical graduates, and in geriatric fields, that number is much higher: nearly half. International medical grads are not just essential to filling the huge gaps in the American healthcare system, they are a vital part of making it better. One doctor wrote,
“As a physician who graduated from a domestic medical school, I’ve often heard