Foreign born physicians make up almost 25% of the U.S. physicians in active medical practice. 30% of these physicians practice internal medicine, representing 36% of the total number of internal medicine physicians. Given these statistics and the undeniable and growing shortage of physicians overall, medical facilities, hospitals, and physician recruiters cannot afford to ignore this pool of candidates. Employers willing and able to support visas and green cards will attract the most stellar performers in this pool.
Some additional advantages to hiring international physicians are:
– To satisfy immigration requirements, many must commit to work with an employer from three to five years.
– Studies show that these physicians are more likely to relocate than U.S. citizen physicians.
– Many have exceptional credentials. Not only have they excelled at residency or fellowship training in the U.S., they often have extensive experience and training in their home countries.
The physician recruiters at St. John Associates are here to help guide you through the process of hiring a physician with a visa or to answer any questions you may have about the process if you’re considering expanding your pool of physician applicants. Learn more.