There’s been much discussion, in the news and elsewhere, about the so-called “residency cliff”—the idea that there will soon be an abrupt shortage of residency spots for international medical school graduates. Heidi Chumley, MD— Executive Dean and Chief Academic Officer of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC)—doesn’t think aspiring or current medical school students should worry, nor should they give up on their dreams to become physicians.

“The fear is that entire cohorts of aspiring doctors will be stranded in professional limbo, possibly as early as 2017,” writes Dean Chumley in Hospital Impact. “From my vantage point of a decade leading medical education programs, I want to make sure aspiring students know: It’s not that bad.”

Why does Dean Chumley think students need not worry? Check out the article and find out.

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Posted March 27, 2015 04:55 PM

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