Juan wrote a new post, Seeking a Voice, via a Bilingual M.F.A., in Writing and in Life, on the site Rethinking Higher Education 1 week, 1 day ago
Seeking a Voice, via a Bilingual M.F.A., in Writing and in Life
By Erik Gleibermann
I remember a time in a writing workshop I was taking as part of my undergraduate coursework when my professor pulled me […]
Challenges Faced by International Students in the US
By Juan Valencia
I arrived in New York City 16 years ago with a student visa, big hopes and 100 hundred dollars in my pocket. I came as an English as […]
Why America Needs Foreign Medical Graduates
By Aaron E. Carroll
The New York Times
Mr. Carroll begins his article by highlighting the fact that the “United States health care system has m […]
I’ve had a lot of firsthand observation here, both as a physician family and also seeing what happens to CUNY graduates who go to foreign countries for medical training. While that is all anecdotal, I hear that the foreign trained docs are generally indistinguishable from American-trained docs, and that (as you point out), the foreign trained docs often enter those specialities where the need is so very pressing.
Kind of crazy that we have serious doctor shortages when so many capable folks are ready to serve. Then again, it’s also crazy that medical school costs hundreds of thousands of dollars.