Putting Refugee Doctors Back to Work in Colorado

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Just about every county in Colorado needs more doctors and nurses. At the same time, the state’s taking in refugees from places like Iraq, Burma and the Congo. Here’s the thing: some of them are doctors and nurses. Now there’s an effort to get them licensed to practice here, and ease the state’s shortage of health care workers. Ryan Warner talks to Dr. Muthanna Jabbar, a general practitioner from Iraq now living in Ft. Collins, and Susan Downs Karkos, director of the Colorado Welcome Back center.

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