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Latin American doctors fill U.S. physician shortages

Dr. Ana Solis, who was born in rural Mexico, felt helpless when her mother was bedridden during a high-risk pregnancy. Seeing her mother’s agony prompted her to pursue a career in medicine. “With all my soul, I wanted to alleviate that pain,” she recalls. In 2004, she earned her medical degree from the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California. Dr. Solis, who has since relocated to California and become a legal permanent resident, now seeks to improve healthcare of U.S. military men and women.