Originally Posted by docnotsopc
#1. America claims to be the land of the free. You cant have your cake and eat it too. FMGs have every right to be here as you do. They have the same tuition, they pay the same taxes, and they ultimately help the same American people when they practice here.
#2. If an FMG is better qualified than an AMG, is it selfish for you to say that they dont deserve the spot. That is highly unfair to sick Americans who just want the best possible healthcare.
#3. If an FMG can out compete you, well you dont deserve that spot and clearly did not work hard enough.
#4. FMGs fill the primary care spots that would normally be empty
Fact: The US NEEDS fmg's to fill in the spots in rural locations and provide health care to people who normally might be able to find it. This will change in a few years, but for now you should be thanking FMGs that they were willing to leave their country and family to come to the US to be a family physician (in most cases) and deal with fat complaining people who dont understand why eating at McDonalds 3x a day is making them unhealthy.
Well said. I see this only as a positive thing for the US of A. We are like a giant magnet sucking up all the best talent and brains from the rest of the world. It's brilliant. I hope all the best and brightest FMGs all want to come the US.
The main point here is that if you're worried about FMGs taking "your spot" (as if you deserve a spot just for being in the US) then you should spend less time worrying and complaining about that, and more time kicking ass in the clinic and on the boards.