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Medical scholarships, return service clause to address doctor shortage
 

Medical scholarships, return service clause to address doctor shortage

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To address the shortage and misdistribution of doctors in the Philippines, a lawmaker has filed a bill which seeks to distribute medical scholarships which would then require graduates to render work in the country for five years, two of which must be in government practice.
 
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23 Nov 2016 - General
 
A lot of doctors practice in the city for several reasons. First, practicing medicine in areas without adequate medical facilities can be very frustrating -- especially for the new graduates. Imagine knowing the diagnosis and the appropriate treatment - - only that these are not available in that region, and the patient ends up transferring to the city hospital or somewhere else. Second, studying medicine is a very expensive investment - time, effort and money. After graduation, doctors usually...
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Whooow! I never expected that doctor/patient ration. 1:33,000? I never thought it is tht much until I read or saw the figures in my own two eyes. And yes, I agree with Lianne Marie Victoria Laruan that this is a sensible idea and I hope that this gets approved. It's about time for Philippines government to become more proactive in dealing with this shortage. Definitely, this is not a waste of government funds ...
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I think that this is a sensible proposal. Currently, certain scholarships given out by national organizations like the Department of Science and Technology also require the recipient to remain in the country to render service for a number of years after graduation. If this would be an answer to doctor shortage and maldistribution, then it should be given a shot. Also, to address the shortage of doctors in community and rural settings, I think that the area of community health should be uplifted....
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