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Foreign-trained Doctors Filling Nursing Shortage

Among the thousands of immigrants to this country are foreign professionals --including experienced medical doctors -- who leave their homelands and their practices. Without U.S. medical licenses, the

This segment originally aired November 10, 2006.

Among the thousands of immigrants to this country are foreign professionals --including experienced medical doctors -- who leave their homelands and their practices. Without U.S. medical licenses, they must abandon their professions and accept sometimes menial jobs. Now a new statewide program puts their medical training to work to relieve the nursing shortage in California. Elsa Sevilla brings us this report.