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capitolA central goal of the IMG taskforce is to educate national and state policy makers, administrative officials, and the American public on the need for fair and reasonable laws that allow international medical graduates to become licensed physicians and to begin or continue their medical careers in the United States. To this end, we develop key relationships with legislators and policy makers in both federal and state government agencies in order to ensure that the needs of international medical graduates are considered in the development of policy and law. Members of the IMG Taskforce lend their unique expertise in physician immigration matters to promote the best interests of international medical graduates in these areas.

The IMG Taskforce has been a major force in the passage of several physician immigration bills over the last few years. Current advocacy efforts seek to address the need for Conrad 30 reauthorization, visa retrogression, the nonimmigrant and immigrant visa caps, and other issues of concern to international medical graduates in the United States.



IMG Taskforce 2012 Lobby Day Legislative Materials

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Friday, 20 April 2012 17:03

IMGT About Us, AMA Support Letter, AHA Support Letter, ACP Support Letter, IMGT Support Letter, IMGT Physician Shortages & Solutions, Conrad Press Release, Letter from Sen. Conrad, Cover Letter, NRHA Support Letter, S 1979 Text.

 

IMG Taskforce Members visit Capitol Hill on bahalf of IMG's - May 30, 2012

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Friday, 20 April 2012 16:47
The IMG Taskforce's annual lobby day was held on May 30, 2012 in Washington DC. IMG Taskforce members from across the United States convened on Capitol Hill and met with more than 35 Congressional offices to promote The Conrad State 30 Improvement Act (S. 1979). The Conrad State 30 Improvement Act was introduced on December 12, 2011 by Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) with co-sponsorship by Senator Moran (R-KS). If passed, the Act would expand and permanently reauthorize the existing Conrad State 30 Program.
 

Association of American Medical Colleges Report on U.S. Physician Shortages

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Thursday, 09 June 2011 15:42
The Association of American Medical Colleges released an update, comprehensive report on physician shortages in May, 2011. To view the report, please click here.
 

IMG Taskforce Lobby Day Legislative Materials

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Monday, 18 April 2011 17:34
Link to Legislative Materials - IMG Taskforce National Day of Action - On April 9, 2011, twenty representatives of the IMG Taskforce, representing more than 15 states and hundereds of IMG physicians nationwide, carried out the most well-coordinated advocacy effort in taskforce history on Capitol Hill. IMG Taskforce members educated Congressmen and women and their legislative aids to garner support of permanent reauthorization of the Conrad 30 bill, which facilitates access to medical care in underserved areas accross the United States.
 
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