We're hearing a lot about STEM professionals and why we need to smooth the path to their getting green cards. But for some reason, the STEM bills introduced to date leave out physicians despite compelling evidence that we face a critical shortage of doctors in this country that will take years - perhaps decades - to solve. International medical graduates trained in the US are helping to ease this problem. But our immigration laws are not working and a lot of frustrated physicians are finding they end up having to leave the country after their US taxpayer-subsidized training is over.
Stuart Anderson writes in Forbes about the problem and why Congress needs to act soon.