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Removing barriers for international health care graduates

Hello colleagues, If you work with internationally-trained physicians, as I often do, you will be interested in checking out this article from IMPRINT

Skilled immigrants: The real cost of brain waste

Hello colleagues, I sat down this week with a couple from Egypt, who have been in the US for three years. She works prepping salad at a local restaurant, and he works for Domino's Pizza. She wanted to register for a training our program is offering on basic health care. Her goal is to return to her profession as a registered nurse. She had formerly worked as head nurse in surgery for over 20 years. She asked her husband to accompany her to our appointment since he spoke a little better English than she did.

Skilled Immigrants and Refugees Report

Hello colleagues, Some members will be interested in reading "Untapped Talent: The Cost of Brain Waste Among Highly Skilled Immigrants," a recent report compiled by WES, IMPRINT, the New American Economy and the Migration Policy Institute. The data collected in this report is quite informative, and the information is conveyed superbly. You can find a link to the summary in the LINCS workgroup focused on skilled immigrants and refugees.

New Report: Untapped Talent: The Economic Costs of Brain Waste Among Highly Skilled Immigrants in the United States

The United States has long attracted some of the world's best and brightest, drawn by the strong U.S. economy, renowned universities, and reputation for entrepreneurship and innovation.

But because of language, credential recognition, and other barriers many of these highly skilled, college-educated immigrants cannot fully contribute their academic and professional training and skills once in the United States. As a result they work in low-skilled jobs or cannot find a job - a phenomenon known as brain waste.

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