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FOREIGN-TRAINED MED PROFESSIONALS FACE BARRIERS IN MASSACHUSETTS

By Katie Lannan
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, JAN. 9, 2018....An epidemiologist from northeast Africa, unable to practice medicine in America after eight years here, earns a living as a home health aide for developmentally disabled adults.

An ultrasound technician from Brazil cleans houses, a job where she has not been able to earn enough money to retrain and get certified to U.S. standards.

Dr. Robert Marlin of Cambridge Health Alliance, Laith Almatwari, and Jeff Thielman of International Institute of New England spoke at a legislative briefing on the challenges facing foreign-trained medical professionals. An Iraq-educated surgeon, Almatwari now works as a an employment specialist at Jewish Vocational Services. [Photo: Katie Lannan/SHNS]


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