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Research Article

Physician Emigration from Sub-Saharan Africa to the United States: Analysis of the 2011 AMA Physician Masterfile

  • Akhenaten Benjamin Siankam Tankwanchi mail,

    Akhenaton.tankwanchi@gmail.com

    Affiliation: Department of Human and Organizational Development, Peabody School of Education, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

    Current address: independent consultant

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  • Çağlar Özden,

    Affiliation: Development Research Group, The World Bank, Washington (D.C.), United States of America

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  • Sten H. Vermund

    Affiliations: Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

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  • Published: September 17, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001513

About the Authors

Akhenaten Benjamin Siankam Tankwanchi
Department of Human and Organizational Development, Peabody School of Education, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America
Çağlar Özden
Development Research Group, The World Bank, Washington (D.C.), United States of America
Sten H. Vermund
Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America
Sten H. Vermund
Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: Akhenaton.tankwanchi@gmail.com

Competing Interests

We have read the journal's policy and have the following conflict: SV is a current academic editor of PLOS ONE.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the study: ABST. Analyzed the data: ABST. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: ABST. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: ABST CO SHV. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: ABST CO SHV. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: ABST CO SHV.