Take Two

News and culture through the lens of Southern California. Hosted by Alex Cohen & A Martínez

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

by Megan Burks, KPBS | Take Two

64027 full
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.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Enjoy Take Two? Try KPCC’s other programs.

What's popular now on KPCC