Course 2: Chair Career Level Immigration Law
Date/Time: Monday, October 14, 2019 - 3:00 AM – 4:30 AM
Level: Professional Development Course
Room: Landmark 1
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Our Neurology workforce depends heavily on the recruitment and retention of physicians from outside the continental US, who train in our residency programs and join our faculties under the auspices of a variety of visa programs. Understanding how these programs work is vitally important to Chairs who need to navigate the legal, social and financial issues raised by immigration. Dr. Erica Schuyler, residency program Director at the UConn/Hartford Healthcare program and President-elect of the Consortium of Program Directors, will provide an overview of how the various visa programs, Conrad waivers, and other immigration mechanisms can be used to facilitate recruitment and retention of residents and faculty from abroad. She will also discuss some of the problems that trainees and new faculty face when integrating into medical and social systems that are often significantly different than the ones in which they were born and raised.