Thousands of international medical graduates come to the United States to start their career as physicians. Many of them, however, are not aware of the challenges and problems that they may encounter along the way. These difficulties can range from the language and cultural barriers to a lack of confidence and self-esteem. Many students are also unaware of the other career options besides getting into a clinical residency program. As a result of these issues, a great number of foreign medical students remain unmatched into the National Resident Matching Program. Not matching can be devastating for these graduates, both financially and medically. Students often suffer from psychological effects like major depression and generalized anxiety disorder. This book outlines the potential problems faced by these graduates and their possible solutions. Each chapter collects research evidence, interviews and surveys to gather information to work on each possible problem one by one and describes a solution in great detail. Comprised of thirty chapters, each chapter is broken down into smaller sub-sections to investigate the main theme in depth. Issues addressed include the different types of international medical graduates and their lives in the United States, differences in the education system and healthcare system, the triangle of residency, language and cultural barriers, lack of professional contacts, confidence, self-image and self-esteem issues, and restriction to specific fields and career paths. Written by experts in the field, International Medical Graduates in the United States is a first of its kind text that addresses the biggest issues faced by foreign medical graduates in today's world.
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Health and the Environment
Category: Allied health personnel
The Subcommittee on Health and the Environment met to receive testimony on federal health professions programs authorized by Titles VII and VIII of the Public Health Service Act. These programs are slated for repeal by the Bush Administration in 1992. In particular the subcommittee heard testimony on the subject of critical shortages in training allied health personnel, shortages in clinical personnel for laboratories serving rural hospitals, continuing problems encouraging disadvantaged and minority students to enter health sciences careers, and the need to expand the training of mid-level nurses, nurse practitioners and midwives. The 25 witnesses represented many professional associations and educational institutions including: Deborah M. Bash for the American College of Nurse-Midwives; Marvyn M. Dymally, California Representative to Congress; Leopold G. Selker, American Society of Allied Health Professions; Andrea Morales, a fourth year medical student at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine; Robert R. Graham, of the American Academy of Family Physicians; and statements from organizations including the American Academy of Pediatrics; Ambulatory Pediatric Association, American College of Physicians Society of General Internal Medicine and Association of Professors of Medicine. The document also reproduces 26 prepared statements submitted by the various witnesses and organizations. (JB)
Medical Licensing and Discipline in America traces the evolution of the U.S. medical licensing system from its historical antecedents in the 18th and 19th century to its modern structure, emphasizing a focus on public accountability and the policies, guidelines and practices of medical boards. In doing so, the book underscores the role of the Federation of State Medical Boards in facilitating state-based licensure and discipline and the promotion of quality health care.
This book contains essential information that all International Medical Graduates (IMG) will need in order to move to the USA and continue his/her career in medicine. Whether you are intending to return to your home country to work as a medical specialist/super specialist or remaining in the USA, this book has all of the information you need. This book is a detailed summary of knowledge and information gathered from various reliable sources including doctors, who graduated outside USA, but now successfully practicing medicine in the USA. Throughout this book you will find authentic links to invaluable information, contact details for personal mentoring, help with improving your CV and guidance for preparing for interviews.