Monday, October 31, 2011

A BBC report on J1 doctors in the rural US. Watch the video too!

Many rural areas in the US suffer from a shortage of doctors. Unable to attract Americans, they have turned to foreign-born physicians. The city of Logan in West Virginia has just 1,779 citizens. The nearest large city, Charleston, is an hour away, via winding roads through the Appalachian mountains. Logan is surrounded by rural land, and is in an area which has lost half its population since the 1950s. It's a far cry from just about anything that would attract an affluent doctor from overseas. And yet they come.

How foreign doctors save lives in rural America

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