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Immigrant Doctors Can Help Lower Physician Shortages in Rural America

Description
Report highlighting physician shortages in rural areas and exploring pathways by which immigrants come to practice in those areas. Provides recommendations for state and federal policies that would better incorporate immigrant doctors into the effort to ease healthcare shortages in rural areas. Includes statistics on the number and percentage of International Medical Graduates who were resident physicians in the United States in 2017, with breakdowns by citizenship or visa status.
Author(s)
Silva Mathema
Date
07/2019
Type
Document
Organization
Center for American Progress
Tagged as
Access · Health workforce shortage designations · Health workforce supply and demand · J-1 Visa Waiver · Legislation and regulations · Physicians · Statistics and data