From PRI's The World
Consuelo López de Padilla fits the profile of a doctor with top-of-the-line medical training.
She spent 15 years in her native Venezuela studying medicine and working as a doctor. In 2001, she left the Andean hills of her home country for the frigid flatlands of southern Minnesota to spend three years researching at one of the world’s most prestigious health centers, the Mayo Clinic.
But after starting a family in the US, she never returned to Venezuela. She’s also never been able to work as a doctor.