Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Should Nationality Be a Factor in Who Practices Medicine?

You were born outside the United States. And you went to medical school outside this country too.

But when you got here, you aced all the tests American students have to pass before becoming doctors. Should we still mandate additional requirements from you before you are allowed to practice medicine?

How that question gets answered is becoming an important public health issue.

Guests:
David Leblang, Ph.D.
- Professor of Politics and Public Policy at the University of Virginia’s Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy as well as the J. Wilson Newman Professor of Governance at U.Va.’s Miller Center and chair of the university's Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics. Co-author of the new study Doctors With Borders: Occupational Licensing as an Implicit Barrier to High Skill Migration.

Sonal Pandya, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor of Politics, University of Virginia. Co-author of the new study Doctors With Borders: Occupational Licensing as an Implicit Barrier to High Skill Migration.

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