Not an article on foreign physicians, but still helpful in providing context on just how serious the situation is. Forget about foreign doctors for a moment. Even if we did more to encourage American-trained foreign doctors to stay, we've got a HUGE problem that we'll be facing for at least a generation. Congress needs to stop fiddling on this one and start to address the physician shortage in a serious way. Foreign physicians are a small, important part of the solution. But we can only view them as helping to make things less awful and we need to seriously ramp up physician training in the US. More medical school slots and more graduate medical education slots are needed and soon. And that's going to take serious dollars.