Foreign-Trained, The Circle Series For our conclusion of this series, I created a feature story in a magazine-style format. This feature piece opens with the story of a former gynecologist doctor from Guatemala. Click on ForeignTrained, underneath my blue collar to learn about his journey and more on the foreign-trained topic.
Foreign-Trained, The Circle Series Within the foreign-trained community, many successful professionals go through the process of re-licensing. Others, for several reasons, do not re-license and often work in blue-collar jobs, or jobs that pay significantly less than they would in their field of study. What is the process? Why is it a difficult process? Because the physician path is the most complex, as opposed to that of law or engineering, I will provide a detailed explanation for this intricate procedure. Let’s examine the process:
Foreign-Trained, The Circle Series I have created a poll to gather a majority vote on what people want to learn or read the most about regarding foreign-trained professionals. Every aspect counts, but what counts the most is what you‘re interested in learning about. Cast your vote and feel free to comment or suggest anything that might not be covered in the poll.
Written by Tamara Murga, The Circle Upon introducing this topic in class and other audiences, many find the term foreign-trained professionals slightly confusing. As I unveil this topic that is not commonly spoken about, people ask: Who are they? What do they do? Why do they choose the U.S.? What kind of barriers do they face and why does this matter? Here is a general guide to better understand the surface of this complex topic, in which I will continue to unravel as the series continues. For now, feel free to read this FAQ-format on foreign-trained professionals.
Written by Tamara Murga, The Circle series Dear papá, It’s been about a month since you left home, here in Guatemala. How’s El Norte (the U.S.) treating you? I can’t stop looking at your photo, I keep it in my backpack and show all my friends at school. I tell them how proud I am to have a doctor as my father. Lucy says the same and mom cries almost every night. She still recalls the day that that mean gang destroyed your clinic. She’s so scared. But I’m not. I know I have a smart papá and that you’re setting up your new clinic in The States. I know it’s all going to be better for all of us from here on, right? We miss you and love you, Dr. Papá.