, Volume 51, Issue 4, pp 307-311

Problems of foreign born psychiatrists

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Abstract

This paper describes problems incurred by those psychiatrists practicing in the United States who were born outside of the United States of America. It describes issues related to practice, politics, and understanding of a culture alien to them. It also focuses on some of the advantages of being a foreigner in the field.

In conclusion, the paper recommends specific training to be incorporated in residency programs to address issues identified by the author.

Dr. Haveliwala is the Director of Creedmoor Psychiatric Center in Queens, new York and Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at New York medical College. This paper is based on a presentation at the Sixth World Congress (1976) of Psychiatry in Hawaii. Reprint requests should be addressed to the author at Creedmoor Psychiatric Center, 80–45 Winchester Boulevard Queens Village, New York 11427.