NYT: Job Prospects Are Dimming for Radiology Trainees

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kingkaga said:   it seems to me that the usa has a shortage of doctors/skilled nurses. and other parts of the world like india/philipines/bermuda/canada do a good good job training these people at much lower costs. why don't we just import more foreign workers?

In absolute numbers, there are more medical doctors in USA than in India. (Keep in mind that the population in India is almost 3 times the population in India).

Most doctors in India are not MDs. It takes them only 6 years after high school to earn their medical degree and very few of them get opportunities to specialize. Several Medical colleges in India are owned by politicians and simply diploma mills.

The enterprising ones do end up in US/UK/Australia to specialize and practice.

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