Day of Discovery aired an excellent show about some missionaries to India who were also physicians-Maragaret and Paul Brand. I noticed they made every attempt to focus on the nobility of the medical profession in a Christian context. They do say Medicine is a noble profession but the way it is practiced in the USA could hardly be considered such. As I am sure one can see from the following link, nobility is a forgone sentiment to Medicine: http://ourworld.cs.com/palexa39757/myhomepage/business.html .
Along the same lines but minus the religion............
A little love for my girl Dr. Jane Aronson. She has truly devoted her life to her cause.
I agree that the Brands are not amongst themsleves but they do shine out for their altruism. This is being stated purley from a statisitcal frame of mind, Indian Doctors are the largest FMG category in this country. One would expect that a country with more than a billion people and with conditions such as malaria and leprosy being very real need physicians. . .
As for the homeless having leprosy, possibly but this is supposed to be an industrialized nation. . . There are many aspects of this country which just turn me off as you can see in the prior Expose which I authored and do get quite a few hits on. Much more so than the characters at UICOM would ever want to acknowledge.
Medicine in this country is just a balatant perversion and a shame. When I was in Europe vactioning in early 2005 would here the reports of not wanting to be like the USA. This counttry used to be a role model but not anymore. And I do belive healthcare plays more than its fair share in having this happen.
Well religion does play a part and is integral to the mission of the Brands. . . .
I'm sure it does for the Brands, and for others like Saint Damian of Molokai too. Here's something written by a physician born in India, who continues to practice in the U.S.:
"....I had actually started out my residency in India after medical school, but you needed to have contacts in order for you to get a position anywhere. It isn't really how smart or qualified you are, but whether you have the right contacts. That really upset me.
....I came to the U.S. in 1993 to do my internal medicine residency at SUNY (State University of New York), in Syracuse....I work at a non-profit facility that has about 67 physicians.... When I was looking for work, there really weren't many choices and I had to work in an under-served area....By a stroke of luck I found an opening in Fulton, New York.
....Now, Fulton is no longer an under-served area, but not everyone who comes to Fulton stays here, especially no American physicians in the six and a half years that I've been here.
....I don't think America would survive without foreign medical graduates..." (continued)