Greg Siskind, '90: Founding Partner of Siskind Susser P.C. released fifth book named, The Physician Immigration Handbook, A Guide to the U.S. Immigration System for International Medical Graduates, Recruiters, and Employers.
Founding Partner of Siskind Susser P.C., Greg Siskind, '90, just released his fifth book named, The Physician Immigration Handbook, A Guide to the U.S. Immigration System for International Medical Graduates, Recruiters, and Employers.
Physician immigration is perhaps the most complicated area of United States immigration law, despite overwhelming evidence of a long-term physician shortage facing the U.S. The Physician Immigration Handbook simplifies the visa process in a way that is easy to follow and understand. It explains what foreign physicians need to know to apply for graduate medical training at teaching hospitals in the U.S. and how they can remain in this country to pursue their careers.
“Nearly 10,000 international medical graduates (IMGs) receive certification yearly from the U.S. Educational Commission on Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG),” says Greg Siskind, author of The Physician Immigration Handbook and renowned immigration attorney. “The Physician Immigration Handbook will serve as a guide for IMGs, recruiters, human resource professionals, and even government officials who need to know how the U.S. immigration system works and the special rules applied to IMGs within that framework.”
The Handbook is structured as follows: first it reviews the application process through which IMGs receive ECFMG certification, eventually leading to admittance to U.S. graduate medical training programs. Then it discusses the two major immigration pathways open to IMGs who want to come to the U.S. for graduate medical training— the J-1 visa and the H-1B visa. From there, The Handbook walks the IMG through training to post-training work, then on to permanent residency— the “green card” process, and ultimately to U.S. citizenship. Additionally, this book delves into employment issues, such as layoffs, mergers, and acquisitions, while also discussing special benefits available to foreign physicians in the U.S. military.
To learn more, visit http://www.visalaw.com/mdbook. The Physician Immigration Handbook is available on Amazon (print and Kindle), CreativeSpace.com (print) and as an eBook via barnesandnoble.com and iBooks. It costs $19.95 / print and $9.95 / eBook.
About Greg Siskind
Greg Siskind, author of The Physician Immigration Handbook, is one of America’s best-known immigration attorneys. His firm, Siskind Susser PC (www.visalaw.com), has one of the largest health care immigration practices in the United States and represents many of the nation’s largest hospitals and hospital systems, as well as smaller health care employers, individual health care professionals, and other medical institutions. Who’s Who in Corporate Immigration Law listed Greg as one of its “Top 10 Most Distinguished Lawyers in North America”, and Chambers and Partners named Greg to its list of “The Top 25 Immigration Lawyers in the United States”.