"International medical graduates (IMGs) comprise a significant portion
of the medical workforce, making up about one quarter of all physicians
in active patient care in the United States and about one quarter of
all medical residents. (Source: AAMC) They are a key resource for physician recruiters, and many
communities around the country would face severe access issues without
them. However, two large states – Texas and New York -- have passed
legislation that will limit the locations where IMGs may
practice." - Carl Shusterman, May 29, 2012.