FL college helps foreign health workers re-enter industry

Like many other immigrant-rich U.S. metros, Miami plays host to a large number of foreign medical professionals who aren't currently practicing in their field. Between the cost of getting back up to date, passing U.S. medical boards and learning a new language, many simply find that they aren't in a position to get back into the professions they'd chosen. However, a new program at the region's Miami Dade College hopes to turn things around.

MDC now has a program in place to help foreign doctors, nurses, medical technicians and others get back into the medical profession as quickly as possible. The school's REVEST program, which gives free English language and vocational training, is playing host for more than 300 former health professionals.

Also, the school is now offering special clinical options, including special training for the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam and a one-year nursing program for previously-trained professionals. It's also offering shorter-term programs to help students become medical techs. What's more, it's offering a special center where students can get their English proficiency evaluated, foreign transcripts reviewed and get academic counseling.

To learn more about these programs:
- read this piece from The Miami Herald

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