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International Medical Graduates: Resources for Practicing in the United States

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!


For more guidance, or to learn more about our recruitment process, especially for international or foreign medical graduates, click here.


Skilled Wound Care is a mobile surgical practice committed to transforming the chronic wound care model in nursing facilities. Wound care experts make weekly bedside visits to patients in long-term care facilities, avoiding transfers to hospitals or clinics. Our expert physicians give patients the most up-to-date and effective wound treatments, and educate facility staff on how to help patients continue to heal quickly and effectively between visits. This model of collaborative care allows SWC’s physicians to improve patients’ lives and health outcomes, to empower nursing staff, and to raise public awareness. Skilled Wound Care, along with its nurse and nursing home partners, is working every day to positively transform traditional nursing home wound care.

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