Navigation Links
US must enact measures to support the role of IMGs in US health-care delivery, says ACP
Date:9/15/2008

To this end the College released as part of their paper seven recommendations to improve conditions for physicians seeking to train and practice in the U.S. The College:
  • opposes measures that would prevent qualified IMGs from emigrating to the U.S.;
  • supports streamlining the process for IMGs to obtain J-1 and H-1B visas;
  • supports a permanent expansion of J-1 visa waiver programs to help alleviate physician shortages in underserved areas;
  • supports exempting physicians trained in specialties facing a shortage from the annual H-1B visa cap;
  • supports classifying physicians trained in internal medicine and other specialties facing a shortage as Schedule A under the Department of Labor, indicating there is an insufficient number of U.S. workers for that occupation;
  • encourage collaborations between the U.S. and less-developed countries to improve medical education and training in those countries; and,
  • supports the development of a Global Health Corps to provide opportunities for U.S. physicians and providers to serve in less-developed countries.

While ACP strongly advocates for policies to support the role of IMGs in meeting the U.S. health care needs, the College also advocates for policies that would increase the number of U.S. trained physicians in primary care. The College also cautions that IMGs should not be viewed as the solution to physician workforce shortages.

"As noted in our paper, with an increasingly diverse population in the U.S., the physician population must also increase in diversity in order to provide culturally competent care," concluded Dr. Harris. "This is only one piece of the vital role IMGs play in providing care to our underserved populations."


'/>"/>

Contact: David Kinsman
202-261-4554
American College of Physicians
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Pennsylvania Governor Rendell Says Enactment of PA ABC Would Help More Than 8,000 Uninsured Adults in Schuylkill County
2. Answering Bush SOTU Retirement Reform Challenge, Long Term Care Profession Urges Congress to Enact Bold Reform of Long Term and Post Acute Care Delivery Systems
3. PhRMA Statement on Enactment of FDA Legislation
4. Mayo Clinic chest surgeons propose measures for indicating quality of lung surgery
5. Measures to assess potential lung injury during ventilation inadequate
6. Head-to-Head 96-Week Study Shows EPZICOM(R) is Comparable to Truvada(R) in Efficacy and Safety Measures in HIV Treatment-Naive Patients
7. Study Measures Real-World Comparative Effectiveness of Asthma Controller Medications
8. New combination of tests measures childs ability to taste and smell
9. URAC Releases Standards and Measures for Wellness Programs for Public Comment
10. Ingenious Meds IM Quality Measures(TM) Delivers Insight About Hospitalist Performance
11. Bridges to Excellence Study Assesses Clinical and Financial Impact of Physician Quality Measures
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/10/2014)... of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced a ... Seidman Cancer Center totaling $4.7 million to support a ... with complex cancer. , Titled "Evidence-Conformant Oncology Care," ... UH to enhance care for adult cancer patients with ... health care utilization. , "We believe that ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... The benefits of medical imaging far outweigh the ... Right Way, with The Right Radiation Dose. However, overuse ... Mayo Clinic is leading a collaborative effort to ensure ... published online in the Journal of Patient Safety ... Joint Commission, the Intersociety Accreditation Commission, and the Centers ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... (July 10, 2014) A research review identifying the ... important first step in the process of developing evidence-based ... a new report published by Neurosurgery ... Neurological Surgeons . The journal is published by ... Wolters Kluwer Health . , Based on ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... Depressed men with localized prostate cancer were more ... cancer, received less effective treatments and survived for ... not depressed, a UCLA study has found. , ... several factors such as bias against the mentally ... depressed man,s lack of investment in his general ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... prove useful in treating small cell lung cancer - the ... Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, based at The University of ... up with experts at AstraZeneca, as part of a collaboration ... AZD3965 - on small cell lung cancer cells. , The ... also helps identify which patients are most likely to respond ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:UH Case Medical Center awarded $4.7 million grant from HHS 2Health News:UH Case Medical Center awarded $4.7 million grant from HHS 3Health News:Mayo Clinic calls for standardization of safe imaging protocols for children 2Health News:What's a concussion? Review identifies four evidence-based indicators 2Health News:What's a concussion? Review identifies four evidence-based indicators 3Health News:Depressed men with prostate cancer are diagnosed later stage, get less effective therapies 2Health News:New drug active against most aggressive type of lung cancer cells 2
... privacy in the healthcare sector is an issue of ... address the various issues raised by healthcare consumers regarding ... compliance. Writing in the International Journal of ... Johnson of Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA, explain ...
... of Southern California (USC) has announced a $24 million charitable ... multi-million dollar gift will support cancer research directed by renowned ... School of Medicine of USC and director of the USC ... Cancer Center. The donation to the Keck ...
... HealthDay Reporter , THURSDAY, July 15 (HealthDay News) -- ... percent watch more than the recommended two hours of television ... rest of the country," said study co-author Dr. John Oh, ... Disease Control and Prevention, working with Oregon Public Health. ...
... Cancer Research Institute (CRI) is conducting a clinical trial that ... Lymphoma, which affects the white blood cells ... or T-cell. About 85% of lymphomas are of B-cell origin, ... chronic, but they do not respond well to chemotherapy. ...
... used to treat cancer may someday help clean up environmental ... powder hidden underneath clothing. The novel radiation mechanism developed ... team of scientists in Japan also could help doctors more ... of treatments on healthy parts of the body. The ...
... DURHAM, N.C. -- A team of Duke University researchers ... the spread of malaria while protecting human and environmental ... mosquito-borne disease occurs will be supported by a $2.2 ... Health. "We,ll be performing experiments in 24 villages ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Insecurities plague electronic health care 2Health News:Keck School of Medicine of USC receives $24 million gift from Sumner M. Redstone 2Health News:Keck School of Medicine of USC receives $24 million gift from Sumner M. Redstone 3Health News:Too Many Tots Watching Too Much TV: Study 2Health News:Too Many Tots Watching Too Much TV: Study 3Health News:Duke and African partners to study sustainable malaria control 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014 Reportlinker.com announces that a new ... catalogue: Global Markets ... -- Focus on End Users ... A drug delivery system is ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... Corporation (Nasdaq: LMNX ) today announced that it ... on Monday, February 3, 2014. A press release announcing the ... (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100104/LUMINEXLOGO ) Management ... and financial results for the fourth quarter and twelve months ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... , Jan. 14, 2014 Animal Emergency Critical Care, a ... Leesburg, Virginia is the first in ... chamber. Dr. Susan M. Barnes , Medical ... Barnes and husband, Dr. Cole Taylor , are avid scuba ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 2Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 3Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 4Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 5Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 6Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 7Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 8Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 9Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 10Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 11Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 12Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 13Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 14Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 15Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 16Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 17Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 18Luminex Corporation Fourth Quarter Earnings Release Scheduled for February 3, 2014 2Luminex Corporation Fourth Quarter Earnings Release Scheduled for February 3, 2014 3Hyperbaric Veterinary Medicine (hvm) Announces Animal Emergency Critical Care Installs A Small Animal Hyperbaric Chamber 2
... China, Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- 3SBio Inc. (NASDAQ: ... leading China-based biotechnology company focused on researching, developing, manufacturing ... results for the second quarter and first half ended ... Financial Highlights: Total net revenues increased ...
... 15, 2011 Groupe Athena, Inc. (Pink Sheets: ... The guidance contained below represents forecasts, which indicate ... the development of earnings estimates. While Groupe Athena, Inc. ... management as to future events, actual events may differ ...
Cached Medicine Technology:3SBio Inc. Announces Unaudited Second Quarter and First Half 2011 Results 23SBio Inc. Announces Unaudited Second Quarter and First Half 2011 Results 33SBio Inc. Announces Unaudited Second Quarter and First Half 2011 Results 43SBio Inc. Announces Unaudited Second Quarter and First Half 2011 Results 53SBio Inc. Announces Unaudited Second Quarter and First Half 2011 Results 63SBio Inc. Announces Unaudited Second Quarter and First Half 2011 Results 73SBio Inc. Announces Unaudited Second Quarter and First Half 2011 Results 83SBio Inc. Announces Unaudited Second Quarter and First Half 2011 Results 93SBio Inc. Announces Unaudited Second Quarter and First Half 2011 Results 103SBio Inc. Announces Unaudited Second Quarter and First Half 2011 Results 113SBio Inc. Announces Unaudited Second Quarter and First Half 2011 Results 123SBio Inc. Announces Unaudited Second Quarter and First Half 2011 Results 133SBio Inc. Announces Unaudited Second Quarter and First Half 2011 Results 143SBio Inc. Announces Unaudited Second Quarter and First Half 2011 Results 153SBio Inc. Announces Unaudited Second Quarter and First Half 2011 Results 163SBio Inc. Announces Unaudited Second Quarter and First Half 2011 Results 173SBio Inc. Announces Unaudited Second Quarter and First Half 2011 Results 183SBio Inc. Announces Unaudited Second Quarter and First Half 2011 Results 19Groupe Athena, Inc. Provides Guidance on Current Orders 2Groupe Athena, Inc. Provides Guidance on Current Orders 3
A system for the removal and filtration of laser and surgical smoke....
The FreedomAire Surgical Helmet System is a lightweight, comfortable helmut system with superior air flow, and a removable motor module that lifts off for easy cleaning....
...
... contains these disposable, silver/silver chloride ... separated into eight tabs), two ... patient use only. Starter kit ... red and black, one green ...
Medicine Products: