The Care of Foreigners: Immigrant Physicians and the U.S. Health Care System

Date: 

Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge

In 1965, the United States invited thousands of physicians from other countries to fill vacancies that could not be filled with American doctors. While this strategy was meant to be a short-term solution, it became a permanent feature of the U.S. health care system. Today, one quarter of practicing doctors in the U.S. are international medical graduates.

In this lecture, Eram Alam (Assistant Professor of History of Science, Harvard University) will discuss the sociopolitical circumstances that encouraged physician migration to the U.S., the enduring consequences of this migration to communities across the country, and the challenges that immigrant doctors face in the U.S.

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