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Diversity Is Essential to U.S. Health Care

William W. Pinsky, MD, FAAP, FACC
CEO, Intealth

The value of diversity in our health workforce is well documented. In many cases, patients are more likely to engage with the health care system and to comply with treatment plans when their providers are from similar backgrounds. For some, multilingual providers can be a deciding factor in their ability to access care. In short, …(read more)

Match Shows Strong Gains for International Medical Graduates (IMGs)

More than 8,000 IMGs Will Join U.S. Health Care Teams

The success of IMGs in pursuing graduate medical education (GME) in the United States remains strong with significant increases in the number of physicians obtaining first-year training positions, according to the results of the 2023 Main Residency Match® (The Match®) announced Friday by the National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®). A total of 8,388 IMGs obtained …(read more)

Initial Implementation of Medical School Accreditation Initiative Begins in 2024

Intealth™ Will Report Recognized Accreditation Status of Medical Schools

Intealth today announced plans for the initial implementation of its global medical school accreditation initiative, the Recognized Accreditation Policy. Beginning in 2024, Intealth will report when a medical school has satisfied the requirements of the Policy, achieving “recognized accreditation” status. Medical school accreditation is vitally important to ensuring the quality of medical education and, ultimately, …(read more)

Match Shows International Medical Graduates Are Resilient and Competitive in Pursuit of U.S. Graduate Medical Education

Facing pandemic-related challenges for a second year, international medical graduates (IMGs) remain resilient and competitive in pursuing graduate medical education (GME) in the United States, according to the results of the 2022 Main Residency Match® announced Friday by the National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®). A total of 7,670 IMGs obtained first-year residency positions in accredited …(read more)

Study Links Performance on USMLE Exams to Medical School Accreditation Status

There is a link between medical student performance on the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) and the accreditation status of the medical schools those students attend, according to a recent study by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG®) and the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER®). The study …(read more)

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