It’s no mystery that international medical graduates (IMGs) play a vital role in the US healthcare system: in fact, approximately 26% of physicians in practice, and 24% of residents in specialty programs, are IMGs.
All IMGs go through US medical licensing examination and credentialing verification to receive certification from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates to become eligible to enter the US graduate medical education process. Compared with US graduates, IMGs tend to practice in primary care specialties and in underserved and rural areas. (For more on this, read the following study of IMGs.)
Skilled Wound Care is pleased to welcome IMGs into its ranks - in fact, we want to hire International Medical Graduates! - because we know it’s one of the best ways to match talented, skilled providers with vulnerable and under-served communities to do critical, life-saving work.
For that reason, we’ve assembled a list of helpful points of guidance and information about transitioning to practicing in the United States; if you have additional questions, you can always contact us!
RESOURCES FOR INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL GRADUATES WHO WANT TO PRACTICE IN THE UNITED STATES:
Four steps to practicing in the US, from the AMA
Immigration guidance for international medical graduates, from the AMA
Navigating the residency requirement and application process, from the AAFP
What IMG residency applicants need to know (2 page PDF, AAFP)
For more guidance, or to learn more about our recruitment process, especially for international or foreign medical graduates, click here.