To ValueMD Readers:
I have found the forums over the years to be a great help. In my travels and experience I have seen and read a lot about the "physician shortage".. I have written an article about the topic I would welcome your comments.
With the passing of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act the primary care provider shortage has been placed into the spotlight.
Traditionally, discussions regarding the physician shortage and primary care gap have focused on the attitudes, career decisions, and supply of US medical students. An alternative approach is to increase the International Medical Graduate supply stream.
A two pronged approach involves a standardized basic sciences curriculum and utilizing new organizations introduced in health care reform to increase the physician supply.
The article is available on Scribd at:
International Medical Graduates - A Possible Solution to the Expected Physician Shortage - Fullscreen