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The medical shortage of COVID-19

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I waited several months to write about the "medical shortage"; however, I could no longer sit by remaining silent. At the same time, our elected officials request for doctors to come out of retirement. The truth is there are plenty of doctors in America. They went to the wrong medical school—a medical school not in one of the fifty states and no longer qualify for a residency program. Instead of admitting to this failure in American healthcare, politicians deem it necessary to call people out of retirement. Instead of investing in doctors ready and willing to help, they call the most vulnerable population to COVID-19 to put their lives at risk. In the words of former President John F. Kennedy, " Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country." Therefore instead of politicians calling people out of retirement, why not train the workforce of "foreign medical graduates" that are willing and able to work. Invest in the people that can get the work done. These doctors can help, but they are not given a chance as foreign medical doctors. This country has created its medical shortage that could easily be rectified if we support international medical graduates as doctors.

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