February 12, 2013

The graduate glut

By Logan Lafferty

Dr. Mahamud Jimale was working as a general and thoracic surgeon and teaching at Somali National University’s medical school in Mogadishu when civil war tore his country apart in 1991…They eventually settled in Rochester, where Jimale found work in the general clinical research center and later as a medical and cultural consultant at Mayo Clinic. Hoping to one day practice medicine again, he also began studying for the USMLE exam…“The hard reality,” says John Andrews, M.D., associate dean for graduate medical education at the University of Minnesota, “is that many people who’ve trained elsewhere don’t meet certain objective standards of performance on standardized tests, so they never get their application fully reviewed.”


Minnesota Medicine by Kim Kiser

Tags: Dr. John Andrews, Dr. Mahamud Jimale, Education, Mayo Clinic Rochester, medical education, Minnesota Medicine, Somali National University, University of Minnesota

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