International Medical Graduate Taskforce Releases Conrad State 30 Improvement Act

The IMG Taskforce recently released the Conrad State 30 Improvement Act which aims to work towards the reauthorization and expansion of a key service-based physician placement Program.  On December 12, 2012, the Conrad State 30 Improvement Act (S. 1979) was introduced by Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND), with co-sponsorship by Sen. Moran (R-KS).  If passed, the Act would expand and permanently reauthorize the existing Conrad State 30 Program.

The Conrad State 30 Program began as a pilot program in 1994 and has provided medical care to tens of millions of otherwise medically underserved Americans in rural areas and low-income populations by attracting U.S.-trained International Medical Graduate (IMG) physicians who agree to a three-year service period.  Under the program, each state department of public health may recommend up to 30 new foreign born physicians per year for participation in the program to provide full-time medical care.  Without passage of the Act, the Conrad State 30 Program will end on September 30th, 2012.

On March 30th, 2012, the IMG Taskforce will meet with legislators during their annual Physician Lobby Day to advocate for the Conrad State 30 Improvement Act, as well as other legislative measures to mitigate current and impending physician shortages.

For more information, visit www.imgtaskforce.org.

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