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Immigration issues, H1B and J1 visa sponsorship issues

as of 2015...

Postby ophir_keret » Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:41 am

From my understanding, some limitations for international medical residents who are interested in doing a fellowship in the usa are about to take effect as f 2015. It is stated in the ACGME that:

Effective July 2015:
II.A.3. Prerequisite clinical education for entry into ACGME-accredited fellowship programs must meet the following qualifications:
III.A.3.a) for fellowship programs that require completion of a residency program, the completion of an ACGME-accredited residency program or an RCPSC-accredited residency program located in Canada.
II.A.3.b) for fellowship programs that require completion of some clinical education, clinical education that is accomplished in ACGME accredited residency programs or RCPSC-accreditted residency programs located in Canada.

As many countries across the world send their physicians to do fellows in the USA im sure these new limitations have some impact regarding future fellow training.

Does anyone know more about this issue?
Does anyone at the forum know the exact definition of the term "completion" means? could performing 1 last year of the residency entitle an international resident as completing a residency.

Thanks in advanced to any one who could shed light on this bureaucratic mish-mash.
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