Upcoming Forum to focus on potential of foreign trained doctors
Maine is one of many states that suffer from serious workforce shortages in many fields, including healthcare, and some people believe foreign trained physicians might provide a solution to the shortage. After all, before fleeing home, these physicians had attended medical school, become licensed, and practiced medicine. Yet their potential to serve the public with their skills remains untapped in Maine, because most are not eligible to apply for licensing.
The New Mainers Resource Center, Portland Adult Education, and the Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership are hosting a remote conference tackling this important subject on January 19 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. The conference is titled Fulfilling Potential: Foreign Trained Physicians – A Pathway Forward for Maine.
The agenda for the conference will include presentations from Maine’s foreign trained doctors, who will talk about their challenges as they try to enter the healthcare field and put their training and experience to work in Maine.
Registration for the event is free and remains open until the end of the day on January 18. To register: Fulfilling Potential: Foreign Trained Physicians – A Pathway Forward for Maine.
For more information contact:
Sally Sutton, Program Coordinator, New Mainers Resource Center, Portland Adult Education, [email protected],
or Judiann Ferretti Smith, Executive Director, Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership, [email protected]