CLE Programs

Visa Issues for International Medical Professionals

For the past half century, about 25 percent of the physicians in the United States of America have been educated abroad and many of these professionals face a complex labyrinth of special testing, graduate medical education, temporary visa applications, waiver procedures and permanent residence petitions before they can settle in the U.S. to pursue their careers. As American population ages, and we gain increased access to health insurance, we will be looking further to international medical graduates to help close the gap between the demands for medical services and our ability to meet those demands. This program will provide an oversight to the common issues and obstacles facing international medical graduates and their employers. Specific topics include:

  • Graduate medical education: J-1s, ECFMG;
  • 212(e) fulfill/waive, conrad, HHS;
  • PERM, EB2 for India/PRC, timing/deadline issues;
  • Self-petitions, EB1-1, EB1-2, NIW, Schedule A II; and
  • PNIW advantages, contract/fulfillment issues.

Roy J. Watson, Esq., program co-chair
Watson Law Offices, Bedford

Joseph P. Curran, Esq., program co-chair
Curran & Berger, Northampton

Eleanor M. Fitzpatrick
Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, Philadelphia

Mahsa Khanbabai, Esq.
Law Offices of Mahsa Khanbabai, Brockton

Sponsoring Sections:

Immigration Section

Date:Thursday, June 06, 2013
Time:9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:University of Massachusetts Sherman Center
UMass Sherman Center
55 Lake Avenue North
worcester, MA, 01655
This event is free.

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For more information, please e-mail Member Services or call 617-338-0530.

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