ERIC Number: ED428636
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
International Medical Graduates. Immigration Law and Policy and the U.S. Physician Workforce. Council on Graduate Medical Education Resource Paper. A COGME Panel Discussion (Washington, DC, March 12, 1996).
Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Bureau of Health Professions.; Council on Graduate Medical Education.
This report includes presentations and discussions by the Council on Graduate Medical Education (COGME) addressing issues related to the current supply of physicians in the United States and the role of international medical graduates (IMGs). The presentations focused on the following areas: the exchange visitor program and the use of waivers, the complexities of temporary and permanent visas, the entry of IMGs into U.S. graduate medical education programs (GME) and the funding of GME, and the impact of IMGs on the U.S. physician workforce. The program was divided into two segments. The first, on data, trends, and physician education and workforce policy, was moderated by David A. Kindig. The following papers were presented: "COGME's Role in the International Medical Graduate Issue" (Fitzhugh Mullan); "Dimensions of the International Medical Graduate Presence in the U.S." (Stephen S. Mick); and "The Role of International Medical Graduates in Graduate Medical Education: A New York Perspective" (Patricia J. Wang). The second segment, on immigration law and policy and participation in the U.S. workforce, was moderated by Sergio A. Bustamente. Papers include: "Immigration Legislation: An Overview" (Sophia Cox); "Visa Classifications" (John W. Brown); "Waivers" (Joyce E. Jones); "Role of the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates" (Nancy E. Gary and Marie L. Shafron); "U.S. Immigration Policy Reforms" (Susan Martin); and "Personal Perspective of an International Medical Graduate" (AppaRao Mukkamala). Also included are a summary of questions and comments, public comments, and a list of abbreviations. (DB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Bureau of Health Professions.; Council on Graduate Medical Education.