Print Page | Sign In
AAPPR Live Webinar: International Physicians - A Guide to Expanding Access to Health Care
Tell a Friend About This EventTell a Friend

When: Thursday, May 28, 2020
1:00-2:00 PM, EDT
Where: Online and conference call - link will be emailed in registration confirmation.
United States

Online registration is closed.
« Go to Upcoming Event List  

International Physicians - A Guide to Expanding Access to Health Care

Time: 1:00 pm EDT/ 12:00 pm CT / 11:00 am MT / 10:00 am PT

Cost: Members/Free, Non-members/$99

Webinar Overview

Given the current strains on the U.S. health care system not only in dealing with the pandemic but also in serving the needs of the general public, international physicians (IMGs) are a readily available source to fill gaps in the physician workforce. This program will focus on four (4) main issues: 

  1. Current developments in the Congress, the Administration, and the profession to get IMGs into the front-lines of the health care system;
  2. Developing appropriate, successful J-1 waiver applications;
  3. IMG medical practice and responsibilities after the J-1 waiver is issued; and
  4. Compliance obligations to IMGs and their employers. 

This will be a fast-paced session laced with some humor in which a great deal of information will be presented on issues undergoing rapid change.


Robert Aronson is one of the nation's foremost immigration attorneys working in the field of international health care workers and physicians. He is a long-time friend of AAPPR and his sessions at our annual conference are consistently informative and engaging. Over the course of his career, he has made a major impact on immigration law and policy relevant to international physicians. Representative achievements attesting to his stature in his field include: Fulbright Fellowship at the law schools of Harvard and Moscow State University; inaugural recipient of the Roberta Friedman Lifetime Achievement for his contributions to immigration law and policy for physicians; the Fredric Moskol 3RNet Leadership Award in recognition of his contributions in exploring the role of immigration - in particular, J-1 waiver practice - in expanding coverage by international physicians for rural communities and under served patient populations; Editor-in-Chief of The Physician Immigration Book; legal advisor on the advisory body to the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services in its study on appropriate immigration policy for international physicians; founder and first chair of the International Medical Graduate (IMG) Taskforce.