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For refugee doctors, journey back to practicing medicine is the longest

by Megan Burks, KPBS | Take Two

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Dr. Chris Taylor, left, examines the ear of Medi-Cal patient Richardo Alvarez, 5, at the Las Palmas Health Clinic in Sacramento, Calif. RICH PEDRONCELLI/AP

Medical professionals who've come to the U.S. as refugees have had a tough time. Many have had to swap their stethoscopes for a license to drive a taxi cab despite the need for more doctors and nurses. From the Fronteras Desk, Megan Burks has more.


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