Monthly Archives: May 2018

A healthy population requires a diverse doctor workforce

By Dr. G. Richard Olds, President of St. George's University
May 29, 2018

Only 6 percent of U.S. doctors are African American, Hispanic, or Native American — even though these groups account for nearly one-third of the U.S. population.[1] The lack of diversity in the physician workforce is a problem. Minority doctors are more likely to practice in underserved communities. To ensure equal access to care, our medical […]

To Quell Canada’s Doctor Shortage, Look Overseas

By Sandra Banner
May 19, 2018

Patients in British Columbia will need more patience in the coming years. They already face long wait times for medical care due to a severe doctor shortage. Those wait times will soon lengthen. That’s because four in ten physicians are at or approaching the average retirement age, according to a new study published in the […]

Zoonotic Diseases Are Becoming More Dangerous. SGU Has the Solution.

By Calum Macpherson, Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Director of Research at St. George's University
May 10, 2018

The World Health Organization just identified a mysterious new disease that could emerge over the next year — and pose a huge threat to human health. Referred to as ‘Disease X’, the pathogen will likely be transmitted from animals.[1] That’s not surprising. Many of the world’s most dangerous diseases come from animals. Successfully defeating such […]