This Survival Tool addresses in detail the special many issues and concerns faced by foreign medical graduates (“FMGs”) who are completing residency training in the United States and wish to remain in the country to practice medicine.

• Understand the special circumstances of FMGs, and help your prospective employer do the same.
• Plan a strategy for resolving the issues well in advance of your anticipated start date, generally no later than the beginning of your final year in residency.