Nurses and Physicians
There is currently a shortage in the United States of nurses, physical therapists and other healthcare workers.
Foreign physicians have several options for coming temporarily or permanently to the United States. Physicians may come to the U.S. for a variety of purposes: to participate in medical conferences, perform research, engage in a medical training program, teach courses or to practice medicine.
Doctors who are seeking employment in the United States should explore all of their immigration options and understand the consequences of their choices. Planning could begin even before the completion of medical school, to ensure completion of all of the testing and license requirements. A qualified immigration attorney can advise foreign physicians to help navigate the complicated process of obtaining employment in the United States.