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).