IMGs Starting Residencies Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic and Immigration Restrictions

Posted July 2nd, 2020 by .

Categories: ECFMG, NRMP.

Yesterday, thousands of IMGs started their residency training at U.S. hospitals. In interviews conducted by NPR’s Joel Rose and published on NPR, Rose explores the historic challenges facing these new residents: the COVID-19 pandemic and the most restrictive immigration policies the United States has seen in decades. The full interview publication can be found at:

https://www.npr.org/2020/07/01/886299183/foreign-born-doctors-start-their-residencies-at-u-s-hospitals-amid-the-pandemic

Our office represents IMGs in connection with their dealings with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) and the National Residency Match Program (NRMP). On matter relating to immigration, our firm collaborates with and, where appropriate, refers clients to attorneys well-versed in such matters.

For more than 10 years, Dennis L. Abramson has dedicated a significant portion of his practice to counseling and representing medical students, IMGs, residents, fellows, and practicing physicians in compliance and disciplinary matters related to ECFMG, USMLE, NBME, and NRMP, including responding to and defending allegations of irregular behavior and violations of the Match® agreement. Should you need advice or counsel with a related issue, please contact Mr. Abramson at 610-664-5700 or dabramson@theabramsonfirm.com.

Mr. Abramson regularly updates this page with the latest developments related to ECFMG, USMLE, NRMP, ABIM, irregular behavior, and physician licensing and credentialing issues, so check back soon.

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