VU Ph.D. student, Akhenaten Tankwanchi, explores the global dilemma of "brain drain in an era of increased globalization."

The past decade has seen a dramatic rise in the number of physicians trained in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) emigrating to the United States, resulting in a “brain drain” on nations in the greatest need for affordable and accessible health care. This global dilemma is explored in the dissertation of Akhenaten Tankwanchi, a portion of which was published recently in PLOS Medicine.