The Data

Map: Internationally Trained Doctors

Of the roughly 1,500 doctors who have received fast-tracked licenses in the last three years for agreeing to treat Medicaid and Medicare patients, about 40 percent were trained at international medical schools, while just a quarter were trained at Texas medical schools. The Texas Medical Board fast-tracked more licenses for doctors trained in Pakistan — halfway around the globe — than it did for doctors educated in neighboring Louisiana or Oklahoma. Scroll over our interactive world map to see where these internationally-trained doctors got their medical education.