ASN President Agarwal Calls for Passage of the Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act in The Hill

By ASN Staff

August 3, 2020

www.asn-online.org_0.jpgAnupam Agarwal, MD, FASN, ASN President highlights the important role that international medical graduates (IMGs) play in the nation’s health care workforce and fight against COVID-19 in a recent opinion piece for The Hill. Reflecting on his personal journey from growing up in India to now serving as executive vice dean at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and director of the Division of Nephrology, Dr. Agarwal calls for Congress to pass the Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act and make it easier for IMGs to practice in the United States. This legislation will bolster the nation’s health workforce in its fight against COVID-19 by removing barriers that prevent immigrant doctors and nurses from securing the stable immigration status.

ASN has been active in monitoring immigration related developments and lobbying on the issues including:

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www.asn-online.org_0.jpgAnupam Agarwal, MD, FASN, ASN President highlights the important role that international medical graduates (IMGs) play in the nation’s health care workforce and fight against COVID-19 in a recent opinion piece for The Hill. Reflecting on his personal journey from growing up in India to now serving as executive vice dean at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and director of the Division of Nephrology, Dr. Agarwal calls for Congress to pass the Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act and make it easier for IMGs to practice in the United States. This legislation will bolster the nation’s health workforce in its fight against COVID-19 by removing barriers that prevent immigrant doctors and nurses from securing the stable immigration status.

ASN has been active in monitoring immigration related developments and lobbying on the issues including:

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Monday, August 3, 2020