ECFMG - Physician Assistant

We are U.S. Citizen/Green Card holding Certified Foreign Medical Graduates. We would like to be able to bypass the Physician's Assistant school program in order to challenge the Physician's Assistant Certification Examination.

We passed the United States Medical Licensing Examination. We are qualified to apply for medical residency training to obtain our license to legally practice medicine in the USA. We feel that we are discriminated because we are foreign medical graduates (although we are U.S. Citizens/Green Card holders) to undergo medical residency. It is very difficult for us to compete with the United States Medical graduates who have the funding to complete their residency trainings. We are U.S. Citizens who want to work. We don't want monetary support from the government.   Many of us have even passed the USMLE Step 3 exam, which qualifies us to have an unrestricted license to practice medicine in the USA; and/or have sufficient clinical experience in the U.S. healthcare field.

Many times, we are labeled over-qualified for certain positions in the medical field, making it hard to find jobs that fit us. We are more than qualified to do a Physician's Assistant and Nurse Practitioner job. We ask acknowledgment that if a U.S. foreign medical graduate is qualified to work as medical residents then they are also qualified to work as a Physician's Assistant. Foreign Medical Graduates are qualified to work under the Federal Bureau of Prisons as Physician's Assistant without a USMLE certification.  There's no difference between Physician's Assistant in the Federal Bureau of Prisons and outside of it. How is it distinguished that foreign graduates are only qualified to work as Physician's Assistant in the Federal bureau of Prisons?

 We need your support to challenge the Physician's Assistant requirements/tests. It is not fair for us to redo courses such as Biology, Algebra, and Chemistry (among others) in order to qualify to apply for Physician's Assistant schooling, when we already have a recognized medical degree, experience and the knowledge to do the job. This is just a waste of time, money, and resources.

There is a shortage of physicians in the United States, especially in the under served areas and mid-level practitioners have filled these positions, but lack the knowledge and experience that a physician can offer and many times, a fully licensed physician is unavailable to tackle cases that are out of the NP and PA capabilities.

The Undersigned,  
We are U.S. Citizen/Green Card holding Certified Foreign Medical Graduates. We would like to be able to bypass the Physician's Assistant school program in order to challenge the Physician's Assistant Certification Examination.

We passed the United States Medical Licensing Examination. We are qualified to apply for medical residency training to obtain our license to legally practice medicine in the USA. We feel that we are discriminated because we are foreign medical graduates (although we are U.S. Citizens/Green Card holders) to undergo medical residency. It is very difficult for us to compete with the United States Medical graduates who have the funding to complete their residency trainings. We are U.S. Citizens who want to work. We don't want monetary support from the government.   Many of us have even passed the USMLE Step 3 exam, which qualifies us to have an unrestricted license to practice medicine in the USA; and/or have sufficient clinical experience in the U.S. healthcare field.

Many times, we are labeled over-qualified for certain positions in the medical field, making it hard to find jobs that fit us. We are more than qualified to do a Physician's Assistant and Nurse Practitioner job. We ask acknowledgment that if a U.S. foreign medical graduate is qualified to work as medical residents then they are also qualified to work as a Physician's Assistant. Foreign Medical Graduates are qualified to work under the Federal Bureau of Prisons as Physician's Assistant without a USMLE certification.  There's no difference between Physician's Assistant in the Federal Bureau of Prisons and outside of it. How is it distinguished that foreign graduates are only qualified to work as Physician's Assistant in the Federal bureau of Prisons?

 We need your support to challenge the Physician's Assistant requirements/tests. It is not fair for us to redo courses such as Biology, Algebra, and Chemistry (among others) in order to qualify to apply for Physician's Assistant schooling, when we already have a recognized medical degree, experience and the knowledge to do the job. This is just a waste of time, money, and resources.

There is a shortage of physicians in the United States, especially in the under served areas and mid-level practitioners have filled these positions, but lack the knowledge and experience that a physician can offer and many times, a fully licensed physician is unavailable to tackle cases that are out of the NP and PA capabilities.
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