Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 18, issue 4, P984-993 2007 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2007.0100 View full text
Elizabeth Mertz, Ruby Jain, Jennifer Breckler, Eric Chen, Kevin Grumbach

Abstract: Physician supply in the U.S. is again on the national health policy agenda. A central issue in this debate is the availability of physicians willing to work in underserved and disadvantaged communities-an issue closely linked to the number of minority and international medical graduate (IMG) physicians working in the U.S. In California, South Asian IMGs, but not South Asian U.S. medical graduates, are more likely to work in underserved communities. Incorporation of strong policy levers aimed at an equitable ge…

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