…but it’s still interesting. After all, in my years in and out and through the rural South, a startling number of the physicans I knew were Filipino.
Around 6,000 Filipino doctors are studying to become nurses. There is a high demand for nurses in Europe and the USA and Filipino doctors have every intention of moving to richer countries to earn more money. As nurses abroad, they would earn more than working as doctors in the Philippines. The phenomenon has become a boom: the Health Minister, Francisco Duque revealed that last year, around 2,000 Filipino doctors specialized in nursing. This year, the figure has shot up to 6,000.