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prima:With job offers in the U.S., but they want to stay: the dilemma of recent graduates in Puerto Rico

Completing a subspecialty or better working conditions move many abroad, while others remain on the island, even with economic challenges, for their desire to contribute to collective health

May 17, 2024 - 10:00 AM

Of 134 residents and interns in the Medical Science Campus graduating class of 2024, 60 will complete fellowships in subspecialties. Of those, 18 will complete them in Puerto Rico and 42 in the United States. (David Villafañe)

Following 13 years of university studies, Ana Rosario Santos reached one of her greatest goals this week: to complete her training as an obstetrician-gynecologist. Now, however, she faces the difficult decision of where to establish her medical practice: in Puerto Rico, where she was born and knows her services are needed, or abroad, where job offers abound with higher salaries and attractive working conditions?

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