Doctors born outside the United States have, for decades, filled a gap in rural areas where few doctors will practice.
Georgia, like the nation, faces an increasing doctor shortage, according to Georgia Health News. This shortage looms even as foreign-born physicians face mounting barriers to practice.
That’s the subject of a special series from GHN. Andy Miller is editor and CEO of the nonprofit.
When he spoke to “All Things Considered” host Jim Burress, Miller explained the idea behind the series and what it’s like for a foreign-born doctor who comes to Georgia.
Stories from the GHN series, republished on WABE’s website:
Doctors Born In India Filling Medical Gaps In Georgia
Trained To Be A Doctor, But Held Back By Red Tape
Giving Back: Immigrant Doctors Helping Immigrant Patients In Georgia
In Warner Robins, Muslim Doctors Play A Key Role
‘Dreamer’ Raised In Georgia — Now A Med Student — Feels Shut Out