As the current COVID-19 pandemic reaches 2 million cases in the United States and 129,800 in the State of Illinois, the growing pandemic is placing enormous strain on Illinois’ health care safety net. International Medical Graduates (IMGs), who make up more than one-quarter of all U.S. resident physicians, already play a vital part in delivering healthcare across the nation and must continue to use their talents to build our strained healthcare workforce during our current pandemic.
We are asking for an emergency relaxation of the medical license requirements to allow IMGs to treat patients in Illinois. The governors of New York, New Jersey, and California have already signed executive orders to allow foreign doctors to treat patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Read and sign the full petition at https://www.change.org/ILRemoveBarriersIMG