COVID-19/Coronavirus: Quick Facts

March 12th, 2020 On Wednesday, March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization officially declared COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic. The viral disease has already swept into at least 114 countries and killed more than 4,000 people. Many national and international conferences have been cancelled. Concerts and other events that draw large number of people have been […]

ECFMG and Iranian Medical School Graduates: A (real life) Drama in 3 Acts

June 11th, 2015 Players: -ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates) -Iranian medical school graduates -Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury Background: Once upon a time in America, over the course of a week, there happened to be some confusion at the ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical […]

Is there a doctor in the house?

August 12, 2011 According to a recent report on PRI’s The World, “the U.S. suffers from a shortage of primary care physicians, and the problem is expected to worsen. America’s baby boom generation is aging, and health care reform could put greater demands on doctors as more American gains medical insurance.” How do we intend […]