Saudi dispute with Canada could have a big impact on healthcare

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  • The dispute between Saudi Arabia and Canada could have an impact on the healthcare systems of both countries, says Eccles School professor Stephen Walston.

Saudi dispute with Canada could have a big impact on healthcare

The growing rift between Saudi Arabia and Canada could impact a decades-long agreement between the two countries that allows Saudi medical students to be trained in Canada.

“They are going to have to find a country where they can do their fellowships and residencies, and there are very few countries that allow that,” said Stephen Walston, director of the Eccles School’s Master of Healthcare Administration program. Walston served on the Saudi Ministry of Health’s International Advisory Board for five  years and did extensive healthcare consulting in Saudi Arabia for more than a decade. “There is no way they can access the U.S. system. Thousands of students are affected by this. I feel sorry for them.”

Read the full story in the Washington Post.

2018-08-09T15:17:50-06:00August 9th, 2018|

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