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International medical graduate physicians in the United States: changes since 1981.

Abstract:

Nearly a quarter of all active U.S. physicians are international medical graduates (IMGs)--physicians trained outside the United States and Canada. We describe changes in characteristics of IMGs from 1981 to 2001 and compare them with their U.S. medical graduate (USMG) counterparts. Since 1981, the leading source countries for IMGs have included India, the Philippines, and Mexico. IMGs were more likely to be generalists and to practice in designated underserved areas than USMGs but slightly l...

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10.1377/hlthaff.26.4.1159

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Skillman, SM More by this author
Fordyce, M More by this author
Thompson, M More by this author
Hagopian, A More by this author
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Journal:
Health affairs (Project Hope)
Volume:
26
Issue:
4
Pages:
1159-1169
Publication date:
2007
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EISSN:
1544-5208
ISSN:
0278-2715
URN:
uuid:e937deed-97b1-4546-a0a5-cf074ee8f90d
Source identifiers:
109345
Local pid:
pubs:109345

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