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Doctors Without Patients: The Eritrean Physicians Stuck in American Licensing Limbo

Doctors Without Patients: The Eritrean Physicians Stuck in American Licensing Limbo

The following is an excerpt from a Long Reads article featuring Upwardly Global.

Many internationally trained doctors have valuable experience working in the thick of SARS and Ebola epidemics, conflict zones, and other limited-resource conditions — not unlike the conditions faced by hospitals across the United States, as doctors scrambled for personal protective equipment.

Jina Krause-Vilmar, the president and CEO of Upwardly Global, a nonprofit organization that provides career services to immigrants and refugees (including several interviewed for this story), says that, despite knowing the risks of COVID-19, their clients were anxious to help and “in tears about the idea that they were standing on the sidelines at a time when their communities were suffering.”

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