so we all know about the debates and unending posts regarding IMG/FMg's and the stigma attached to MD's from overseas. but one thing that i haven't seen explored is: WHY? india, china, i understand. they simply have a drastically different educational structure. but Germany, the UK, and most notably Israel have excellent medical education (and israel has questionably superior technology than the US). so why does such a stigma exist, especially considering the USMLE is a generalized barometer of one's knowledge base. is it because of suspicions of an applicant's ability to adjust to a new hosptial system? that is the only thing i can think of. i don't know, i am at a loss. it reminds of a famous line about religions: why is everything so cool just because its from another country? likewise, why is someone considered inferior just because they come from another country?