The Road Less Travelled: An Immigrant’s Story


In their quest to become American doctors, international medical graduates face formidable obstacles. A psychiatrist from Libya explains how his colleagues can help them along the way.


Psychiatric TimesTM interviews Omar Reda, MD, about international medical graduates (IMG) and his own personal and professional journey. In this podcast he discusses:

1. His childhood and medical training in war-torn Libya

2. The challenges facing immigrants who want to become doctors in the United States

3. How his colleagues, and the American medical establishment at large, can help IMGs realize their dreams

Dr Reda is a practicing psychiatrist, Providence Healthcare System, Portland, OR.

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