Residency

Tip of the week: Give FMGs a little extra TLC at orientation

Residency Program Insider, May 30, 2014

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As if adjusting to a new culture isn’t difficult enough, foreign medical graduates (FMG) must also navigate how to obtain drivers’ licenses, Social Security cards, bank accounts, work visas, and more. If they don’t have these documents, they may not be able to travel to work, get paid, or even start working. Coordinators should set aside a little extra time to help FMGs fill out all of the appropriate paperwork and make them feel welcome. Consider offering a special orientation session just for the FMGs. Ask faculty members originally from other countries to discuss cultural differences and answer any questions they may have.

 
This tip is from The Residency Coordinator’s Handbook, Third Edition, by Ruth Nawotniak, MS, C-TAGME.

 

 



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