ASN Issues Statement on Foreign-Trained Physicians’ Contributions to the U.S. Health System

By Ryan Murray

October 6, 2020

Nearly 50% of US nephrologists are international medical graduates. Their contributions improve the U.S. health system and the care of people with kidney diseases.

ASN firmly supports the dismantling of barriers that prevent foreign-trained doctors, nurses, and other health professionals from securing the stable immigration status and providing care to the millions of Americans who desperately need it.

ASN is concerned by the recently proposed rule from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to eliminate “duration of status” as an authorized period of stay for certain nonimmigrant visas (F, I, and J). Nearly 50% of US nephrologists are IMGs, and the society will comment on the proposed rule in the near future.

Read the full statement posted on the Advocacy and Public Policy section of the ASN website. To learn more about ASN’s efforts to remove barriers that limit the vital contributions of foreign-trained physicians, contact policy@asn-online.org.

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Nearly 50% of US nephrologists are international medical graduates. Their contributions improve the U.S. health system and the care of people with kidney diseases.

ASN firmly supports the dismantling of barriers that prevent foreign-trained doctors, nurses, and other health professionals from securing the stable immigration status and providing care to the millions of Americans who desperately need it.

ASN is concerned by the recently proposed rule from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to eliminate “duration of status” as an authorized period of stay for certain nonimmigrant visas (F, I, and J). Nearly 50% of US nephrologists are IMGs, and the society will comment on the proposed rule in the near future.

Read the full statement posted on the Advocacy and Public Policy section of the ASN website. To learn more about ASN’s efforts to remove barriers that limit the vital contributions of foreign-trained physicians, contact policy@asn-online.org.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2020