International medical schools have a bad reputation. That needs to change, for the good of U.S. patients.
It’s growing ever more difficult to become a doctor. Last year, U.S. medical schools attracted more than 51,000 applications. But only about 21,000 students matriculated.
Scores of Americans who would make great doctors never even get the chance to start their medical education.
Some decide to pursue their dreams outside the United States, at international medical schools.
Originally published: June 26, 2018
Author: G. Richard Olds
Institution: St. George's University
Published by: The Washington Post