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Recruiting the IMG workforce


The demand for healthcare professionals is continuously on the rise. To meet this demand, organizations can turn to International Medical Graduates (IMGs) as a valuable resource. By understanding the unique advantages and challenges associated with recruiting the IMG workforce, you can optimize your recruitment strategies and enhance the quality of care your organization provides. The IMG Advantage Diversity and cultural competence One of the foremost advantages of recruiting IMGs is the diversity they bring to the team. IMGs often hail from various cultural backgrounds, providing a rich tap....


Megan Trippi

Utilizing the IMG workforce and other programs to help fill open positions


We have all heard the United States has a physician shortage problem. According to a 2020 study from the Association of American Medical Colleges, the United States  could face a shortage of combined primary care and specialty physicians of 54,100 to 139,000 physicians by 2033. Some good news is that according to the National Resident Matching Program, the 2021 Main Residency Match was the largest in program history. There were 38,106 total positions offered, the most ever, and 35,194 first-year positions. However, this still leaves a large shortage and recruiters searching for short- and....


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Utilizing the IMG workforce in the U.S.


The U.S. physician workforce includes allopathic physicians, osteopathic physicians and international medical graduates (IMGs), which are grouped based on their medical education. IMGs are physicians who received their medical school education outside the United States or Canada. They comprise both U.S. citizens (U.S. IMGs) and citizens of foreign countries (non-U.S. IMGs) who have trained abroad, and they are important segments of the physician population. Today, 1 in 4 physicians practicing in the United States is trained at a foreign medical school; consequently, IMGs play a crucial role in....


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What recruiters should remember about the HHS program for J-1 visa waivers


There are a host of ways you may recruit physicians for your openings. One of these is to help you fill your open position with a physician or surgeon who needs a waiver of their J-1 visa. The U.S. issues J-1 visas to nonimmigrant research scholars, professors and exchange visitors in programs that promote cultural exchange. This includes medical training. According to the U.S. Department of State website, over 2,900 physicians obtained visas through the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program in 2019. A J-1 visa normally includes a two-year home residency requirement; however, several waiver opportuniti....


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What recruiters should keep in mind about the Conrad 30 program


When you strategize about the various ways to fill your open positions, one available avenue is the J-1 visa waiver program using Conrad 30. Conrad 30 lets physicians stay in the United States after residency and/or fellowship training. Under the program, each state is allowed to submit 30 physicians to the U.S. Department of State for a J-1 visa waiver. As you may be aware, physicians who come to the U.S. on a J-1 visa must return to their home country once they finish their residency or fellowship training unless they obtain a waiver. Although Conrad 30 is a great resource, it helps to know ....


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