Our focus at Concerned Doctors of America is that the exceptional quality and rigor of American medical training not be compromised by States that face a shortage of doctors.
We support the efforts at the Federal and State levels to increase funding so that more full 3-5 year residencies are available to medical school graduates who wish to become medical specialists. We further support US immigration reforms that allow Foreign Medical Graduates (FMG’s) to obtain permanent residency status in the US on an expedited basis. Immigration requirements need to be modified by the US Congress to help meet the US demand for fully qualified doctors.
What we oppose is the lowering of medical residency requirements that allow FMG’s to become general practitioners, medical specialists, or even surgeons in the US. The lessening of standards creates enormous risks for the US medical system while endangering patients.