- Paul Strobl
- Buenos Aires San Isidro
Founder - Coach, Confide Coaching
Visiting Physician agreement for Argentine doctors to visit the United States.
There is a huge doctor shortage in the United States, many in rural parts of California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas in which Spanish speaking doctors or even more valuable. In the current system, a foreign doctor has to re-do his residency (three years minimum) and pass a rigorous English exam. Argentina has a surplus of highly trained, very well-educated physicians, many of which would jump at the chance to help out in the U.S. for a lower salary that a rural clinic could afford. If they could skip the residency, a 1, 2 or 3 years visiting doctor visa could fill the need and keep rural clinics and hospitals from closing. A high level of English would also be unnecessary in many of these areas.