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The Problems That an IMG Faces When Moving to the United States

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International medical graduates (IMGs) play a key role in the US healthcare system. They comprise a significant percentage of resident physicians training in the US graduate medical education system as well as a vast percentage of practicing attending physicians at many hospitals in many states and cities around the country. IMGs may face many different struggles, and in order to endure, one must reach a number of milestones along each step. We present this chapter with our personal experiences and have gathered information from our peers. We have divided this chapter into different sections highlighting the pathways IMGs yield during their carrier. These experiences will also provide help to ease the reader along one’s own path and to visualize the step-by-step groundwork through the eyes of others who have already experienced the route firsthand. This chapter is written with the most recent updates to better prepare international medical graduates and should be used as a tool in combination with other chapters and experiences found in this book.

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Chandradevan, R., Rutkofsky, I.H. (2021). The Problems That an IMG Faces When Moving to the United States. In: Tohid, H., Maibach, H. (eds) International Medical Graduates in the United States. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-62249-7_6

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