Medical school graduates recently learned if they had been accepted into a residency program in their desired specialty and at their hospital of choice. Students that did not match with a program then go through a sort of weeklong dating game to determine where they will continue their medical training. For international medical graduates, this process has an added layer of tension this year: President Trump’s executive order suspending travel from six predominantly Muslim nations and ratcheting up visa reviews for all foreign nationals could prevent them from doing a residency in the U.S. at all. The result would not only disrupt plans of IMGs to work and study in the U.S., it would hurt U.S. healthcare by adding to the current physician workforce shortage. “One of the unfortunate consequences when you’re looking at suspending travel or impacting immigration of physicians is that those physicians — those medical graduates — are often likely to practice in underserved areas where the shortage might be felt first and perhaps the hardest,” Matthew Shick, director of government relations and regulatory counsel at the American Association of Medical Colleges, tells Healthcare Dive. Strict vetting procedures Under the president’s revised immigration order, issued Mar. 6,… Read full this story
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