March 16th is scheduled for the new travel ban to be signed by President Donald Trump; his regime has made provision for visa change that may discourage many workers’ plans, including medical doctors hoping to undertake their residencies at Illinois and other underserved areas of the United States.
Recently, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration services announced that it would prorogue the processing of H1-b visas- visas that allow entry of people from other countries to live and work in the U.S
Resident doctors who come from other countries to the U.S are often expected to serve in rural areas after their residencies if they intend to stay back in the U.S. The immigration ban also means that medical doctors from other countries aside the ones banned will be able to get visas maybe not immediately to work after their residencies this summer.
Reacting to this, the Vice President of American Medical Colleges, Dr. Atul Grover said:
Also reacting to the issue, Carl Shusterman, a Los Angeles Immigration attorney said that:
It has been observed that 29% of the medical doctors practicing in Illinois graduated from schools outside the U.S, according to the federation of states medical boards. American Medical Colleges speculate that the U.S. will experience paucity of doctors by 2025.