I am curious as to whether any of you are actually interested in possibility of staying in whatever country in which you attending medical school. I understand all the reasons for wanting to return to the US for residency, etc. and don't want to address those issues here. I am more interested in hearing from folks who would like to devote their medical careers to developing world issues, specifically working in impoverished areas and focusing on treatable and preventable diseases most commonly associated with poverty? Have any of you ever thought of perhaps doing locum tenens (sp?) work in the US supplemented by volunteer or charitable medical work in the third world, since we owe much of our medical opportunities to these countries? I would love to hear from like-minded folks who are in for the "long haul" so to speak concerning issues of health and human rights, access to care, development of low cost, high-tech solutions for the third world (public health, prevention, etc.) Thanks a million!!!!