International Medical Graduate’s road to becoming an MD in the USA

It’s ironic that the US needs more primary care physicians than ever and a third of these doctors are international medical graduates (IMG).  Ironic because the system is quite an uphill battle if you got your medical degree outside of the US.  I understand the bias towards their own graduates, but it is a bit disheartening to know that an IMG has to go through several years of proving themselves capable of practicing medicine in the US compared to their American counterparts.  I am not an MD myself, but I can sympathize with several friends and family members who have to go through this whole process.  So, do you still want to practice in the US? (I can just hear a resounding YES from thousands of miles away… this exodus of medical doctors from the Philippines is just so unfortunate… this calls for another blogpost).


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