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Trump's Immigration Order Might Cost Thousands of Americans Access to a Doctor

Medical students from the seven banned nations may never get to practice in the U.S., where many would have worked in underserved areas.
Source: Carlos Giusti / AP

After future doctors finish medical school, they go on to residency programs to wrap up their training in hospitals. Both American and foreign medical-school graduates can apply to American residency slots, and among this year’s foreign applicants, there are currently 260 people from the seven nations—Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan

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