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What is IMG? (International Medical Graduates) September 14, 2006

Posted by dsheen88 in Employment-Based Immigration, H-1B visa, Info for Doctors and Health Professionals, MyComments.
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IMG stands for International Medical Graduates.  They are doctors or physicians who graduated from medical schools outside of the United States.  There are thousands IMG working and studying in the U.S. every year.  Most of IMS in U.S. are J-1 and H-1B visa holders.  Their program can last anywhere from 1 to 7 years.     For more information about IMG check of AMA’s website at http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/category/17.html .

If you are an IMG looking for IMG Friendly Hospitals to sponsor your visa or Greencard…here is list I found from ValueMD.

    Alabama

    Anniston, Alabama (GC)

    California

    Alameda County Hospital, Highland, CA
    Kern Medical Center, CA
    St Mary’s Hospital, San Francisco, CA
    University of California, San Francisco, CA
    USC, Los Angeles, CA

    Conneticut

    Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport, CT (H1,J1,GC)
    Danbury Hospital, Danbury, CT (H1,J1,GC)
    Hospital of St Raphael, CT (H1,J1,GC)
    Norwalk Hospital, Norwalk, CT (H1,J1,GC)
    St Vincent’s Medical Center, Bridgeport, CT (H1,J1,GC)
    U of Connecticut, Farmington, CT (J1,GC)

    District of Columbia (Washington, DC)

    District of Columbia General Hospital, Washington, DC
    Howard University Hospital, Washington, DC (H1,J1,GC)
    Providence Hospital, Washington, DC (H1,J1,GC)

    Illinois

    Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL (H1,J1,GC)
    FUHS/Chicago Medical School, Chicago, IL
    Illinois Masonic Med Ctr, Chicago, IL
    Jackson Park Hospital, Chicago, IL(GC)
    Mercy Hospital, Chicago, IL (J1,GC)
    Ravenswood Hospital, Chicago, IL (J1,GC)
    Rush Copley Medical Center, Aurora, IL (J1,GC)
    Rush Presbyterian Hospital, Chicago, IL (J1,GC)
    Rush Westlake, Melrose Park, IL (J1,GC)
    St Francis hospital, Evanston, IL (H1,J1,GC)
    Univ of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, IL (GC)
    Univ of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL (J1,GC)
    Univ of Illinois/Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago, IL (J1,GC)
    Univ of Illinois at Peoria, IL

    Maryland

    Franklin Square Hospital, Baltimore, MD
    Good Samaritan Hospital, Baltimore, MD
    Harbor Hospital,Baltimore, MD (H1,J1,GC)
    Maryland General Hospital, Baltimore, MD (H1,J1,GC)
    Prince George’s Hospital, Cheverly, MD (GC)
    St Agnes Health Care, Baltimore, MD (J1,GC)

    Michigan

    Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI (J1,GC)
    Hurley Med Ctr/MSU , Flint, MI (J1,GC)
    McLaren Regional Medical center, Flint, MI
    Midmichigan Medical center, Midland, MI
    Providence Hospital, MI (J1,GC)
    Saginaw Cooperative Hospitals, Saginaw, MI
    St Joseph’s Mercy Hospital, Pontiac, MI (H1,J1,GC)
    St John Hospital, Detroit, MI (J1,GC)
    Wayne State University, Detroit, MI (J1,GC)
    William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI (J1)

    Missouri

    St Mary’s Hospital, St. Louis, MO
    St Lukes Hospital, St. Louis, MO

    New Jersey

    Atlantic City Med Center, Atlantic City, NJ (J1,GC)
    Jersey Shore Med Ctr, Neptune, NJ (GC)
    Monmouth Med Ctr., Long Branch, NJ (J1,GC)
    Mountainside Hospital, Montclair, NJ
    Mount Sinai, Englewood, NJ
    Mount Sinai, Jersey city, NJ
    Muhlenberg Regional Med Ctr. , Plainfield, NJ (J1,GC)
    Overlook Hospital, Summit, NJ (GC)
    Raritan Bay Med Ctr., Perth Amboy, NJ
    St Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ (GC)
    St Joseph’s Medical Center, Paterson, NJ (GC)
    St Francis Med Ctr, Trenton, NJ
    UMDNJ, Pistacaway, NJ
    UMDNJ, Newark, NJ (GC)
    UMDNJ, Camden, NJ (J1,GC)
    UMDNJ, New Brunswick, NJ (J1,GC)

    New York

    Albert Einstein/ Jacobi Med Ctr., Bronx, NY (H1,J1,GC)
    Bronx Lebanon Hospital, Bronx, NY
    Brooklyn Hospital, Brooklyn, NY (GC)
    Brookdale University Hospital,Brooklyn, NY
    Catholic Med Ctr., Jamaica, NY (GC)
    Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, Bronx, NY
    Maimonides Hospital, Brooklyn, NY (H1,J1,GC)
    New York Hospital and Med Ctr of Queens/Cornell U., Flushing, NY
    New York Methodist Hospital/ Wyckoff Heights, Brooklyn, NY (H1,J1,GC)
    NYMedical college (Metropolitan) Hospital, NY (J1,GC)
    NYMedical College (Sound Shore) Hospital, New Rochelle, NY
    NYU VA Med Ctr., NY
    New York Flushing Hospital, Flushing, NY
    St Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, NY
    St Lukes Hospital, New York, NY (J1,GC)
    St Joseph’s Hospital, NY
    St John’s Episcopal South Shore Hospital, Fair Rockaway, NY (H1,J1,GC)
    SUNY at Brooklyn, NY (H1,J1,GC)
    SUNY at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY (H1,J1,GC)
    SUNY at Syracuse, NY (J1,GC)
    Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, NY (J1,GC)
    Woodhull Med Ctr., Brooklyn, NY (J1,GC)

    Nevada

    U of Nevada, Reno, NV
    Univ of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV

    Ohio

    Fairview Hospital, Cleveland, OH (J1,GC)
    Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, OH
    Jewish Hospital of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
    Meridia Huron Hospital, East Cleveland, OH (H1,J1,GC)
    Mount Sinai of Cleveland, OH

    Pennsylvania

    Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, PA (H1,J1,GC)
    Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA (J1,GC)
    Easton Hospital, Easton, PA
    Frankford Hospital,Philadelphia PA (H1,J1,GC)
    Guthrie Healthcare, Sayre, PA
    Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, PA
    Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
    MCP Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
    Pinnacle Health/ Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg, PA
    UPMC Health System/ Shadyside Hospital, PA

    Rhode Island

    Miriam Hospital of Brown University, Providence, RI (J1,GC)
    Roger Williams Hospital, Providence, RI

    Texas

    Texas Tech University, Amarillo,TX
    Texas Tech University, Odessa, TX
    Texas Tech University, El Paso, TX (J1,GC)

    Virginia

    U of Virginia, Roanoke Salem, VA (J1,GC)

    West Virginia

    West Virginia University Hospital, WV (J1,GC)

    Wisconsin

    Sinai Samaritan Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI


    Legend:

    • GC – Green Card Holders / US Citizens
    • H1 – Sponsers H1-B Temporary Worker Visa
    • J1 – Sponsers J1 Exchange Visitor Visa

    Note: This list is meant as a guide only, please call/email the individual program to confirm.

    HAPPY JOB HUNTING!  If you need any legal assistance applying for your work visa or permanent residency…feel free to contact me directly at david@jdgloballaw.com

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