Shortage of Doctors and Other Clinicians is Addressed in 4-Part Healthcare Recruiting Audio Conference Series

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The shortage of doctors in the U.S. is expected to reach 90,000 and the current nurse shortage is expected to top 800,000 nurses by 2020, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). In response, many hospitals and other critical care providers are looking beyond our borders to those dedicated clinical workers interested in coming to the U.S. to study and/or find employment in the American healthcare industry.

The shortage of doctors in the U.S. is expected to reach 90,000 and the current nurse shortage is expected to top 800,000 nurses by 2020, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). In response, many hospitals and other critical care providers are looking beyond our borders to those dedicated clinical workers interested in coming to the U.S. to study and/or find employment in the American healthcare industry. In fact, the American Medical Association reports that currently more than 20 percent of all active physicians in the U.S. today are international medical graduates (IMGs).

However, as immigration attorney Carl Shusterman points out, getting even the most qualified clinical workers from there to here is no easy task. IMGs and immigrants seeking entry to the U.S. must navigate an often bewildering patchwork of basic qualifications, “J waivers,” sponsoring agencies, and various visa requirements, plus quota limitations. At present, for example, H-1B visas, the most common entry document for employer-sponsored work visas, are backlogged through October 2006.

Mr. Shusterman will help healthcare recruiters make sense of these requirements to recruit and retain qualified workers from abroad in a 90-minute Audio Conference entitled, “Recruiting the Foreign-Born Healthcare Candidate” on Thursday, September 15th at 1:00pm, sponsored by Kennedy Information, Inc. Attorney Shusterman's Audio Conference is Part I of a 4-conference series produced by Kennedy Information for healthcare recruiters. The other 3 parts include “Retaining New Healthcare Recruits” on Thursday, October 6th; “Healthcare Recruiting Metrics: Measuring Program Effectiveness,” Thursday, November 10th; and “Behavioral Interviewing in the Healthcare Organization,” Thursday, December 1st, 2005.

Additional details on Kennedy's Healthcare Recruiting Audio Conference Series can be obtained by calling 800-531-0007 or on the Kennedy Web site at http://www.kennedyinfo.com/audio/HealthcareSeries/track.php?src=CARLPR0912

About Kennedy Information, Inc.

Kennedy Information is the leading publishing and research firm covering professional business markets, including executive recruiting, consulting and investor relations.

Kennedy Information publishes the newsletters Executive Recruiter News and Recruiting Trends. We also maintain and publish annually the Directory of Executive Recruiters, the largest executive recruiter database in the world, and we produce Audio Conferences on a variety of recruiting and HR topics throughout the year. We also produce the annual Executive Search Summit and Recruiting Conference and Expo, and provide additional information and services both to recruiters and executive jobseekers through our Web sites, KennedyInfo.com, ExecutiveRegistry.com, and ExecutiveAgent.com.

Described as “authoritative” by Fortune magazine, and “consulting industry experts” by The Wall Street Journal, Kennedy's editors and analysts frequently provide expert commentary to the world's major media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, The Financial Times of London, The New York Times and CNN.

Kennedy Information is a subsidiary of BNA, Inc. the nation's leading provider of specialized financial and regulatory news and information for professionals in law and business. Kennedy Information, Inc. is based in New Hampshire and has news bureaus in New York, Washington D.C., Atlanta and London.

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