Physician News: Wisconsin considers lengthening training requirement for licensure

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 9:00am

The Wisconsin State Journal reports that the state of Wisconsin introduced a bill last week to increase the post graduate medical training requirement from 1 year to 2 years to qualify for state licensure for both U.S. and International Medical Graduates (IMGs). Proponents of the bill site that many other states require 2 to 3 years of post-graduate training for IMGs and believe that increasing the training requirement would improve the quality of physicians in the state. IMGs considering residency and J-1 Waiver Program sponsorship in Wisconsin should watch developments closely.

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