International Medical Schools Whose IMGs Enter U.S for Residency

2020-05-15T14:33:35-04:00

International medical graduates (IMGs) play an essential role in the US health care system and comprise about 25% of physicians in practice. All IMGs go through the US medical licensing examination and verifying of credentials to receive certification from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) to become eligible to enter the practice in the United States. In 2020, according to the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP), of the number of U.S. citizen international medical school students and graduates (IMGs), 61% percent matched to PGY-1 positions, representing the highest match rate since 1991. Of the non-U.S. citizen IMGs, 61.1% matched to first-year positions in [...]

International Medical Schools Whose IMGs Enter U.S for Residency2020-05-15T14:33:35-04:00

Some IMGs May or May Not Be Able to Practice in the USA after 2023

2020-04-20T12:20:31-04:00

Students enrolling in an international medical school who want to ultimately practice in the U.S.A may be affected as they graduate in 2023 and beyond. The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) declared that effective in 2023, physicians applying for ECFMG Certification will be required to graduate from a medical school that has been appropriately accredited. In order to do this, accreditation agencies must go through a formal process of recognition that uses criteria comparable to globally accepted criteria. This does not mean that individual medical schools need to be accredited through this process, but the national accreditation agency or [...]

Some IMGs May or May Not Be Able to Practice in the USA after 20232020-04-20T12:20:31-04:00

How Trump’s Immigration Ban Impacts International Medical Students Matching for Residency

2017-02-02T01:04:18-05:00

On March 15th, 2017 many medical students from around the world are anxiously waiting to learn whether they will be matched into a US residency training program. Tensions and stress are elevated due to President Trump’s recent executive order on immigration temporarily banning entry of migrants, students, and U.S legal residents from Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Libya, and Yemen. People affected by the ban include dual citizens born in one of the seven countries who also hold citizenship in US allied countries including Canada, the U.K, and EU. Trump calls this immigration ban as “re-vetting” the individuals who acquired a [...]

How Trump’s Immigration Ban Impacts International Medical Students Matching for Residency2017-02-02T01:04:18-05:00

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