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The Wall Street Journal. Doctors Flee Desperate Venezuela to Work in Safer Places

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  • Q1
    How many doctors have left Venezuela in 12 years, according to the Venezuelan Federation of Doctors?
    about 2 million
    about 16,000
    about 8,000
    about 23,000
  • Q2
    What effect is the migration of doctors from Venezuela to other countries having on Venezuela?
    It is putting more strain on Venezuela's public-health system, which is already facing major shortage problems.
    It is helping Venezuela's public-health system by stopping the overcrowding of hospitals and clinics.
    It is enabling Venezuelans who stay in Venezuela to undergo the training they need to become doctors.
    It is causing Venezuelans to reach out to doctors in other countries when they need medical help.
  • Q3
    Doctors are leaving Venezuela because it is currently a dangerous place to live. What evidence from the text supports this conclusion?
    Angelica Velasquez had a positive experience with her doctor from Venezuela, and said that "his knowledge can help a lot of women like me."
    Juan Correa said that "if this wave of migration of doctors to other countries continues, a moment is going to arrive...when they aren't going to have enough capacity to run hospitals."
    After leaving Venezuela, Dr. Yansen said "Thank God I'm here [in Chile]. I didn't want my daughter to grow up in such a hostile environment."
    Many Venezuelan doctors are settling in Chile and taking jobs in areas of Chile's public-health system that have a serious shortage of physicians."
  • Q4
    The migration of Venezuelan doctors to places like Chile is having a positive effect on those countries. What evidence from the text supports this statement?
    Venezuelans have arrived to Chile in droves, attracted to the political stability there.
    Most Venezuela-educated doctors who came to Chile last year took jobs in areas that have an acute shortage of physicians.
    Some doctors from Venezuela are able to open businesses in Chile, and to send support and medicine back home to Venezuela.
    Venezuelan physicians have had to adjust to Chile's climate and natural events like earthquakes.
  • Q5
    What is the main idea of this text?
    Doctors are fleeing the violence and political instability of Venezuela, leading to more problems in Venezuela but helping the countries they migrate to.
    In the last 18 months, about a dozen Venezuelan doctors have found work in the small 72-bed hospital in Ancud, Chile.
    Venezuela's doctors are leaving the country to find better jobs and increased pay in other nations, such as Chile, Colombia, and Brazil.
    Nearly 2 million Venezuelans have fled their country since Hugo Chavez took office in 1999 and put his country on the path to socialist revolution.

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