Texas, New York Limit IMG Licensure

Texas, New York Limit IMG Licensure

"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.