ACP Leads Charge to Fix Med Student Visas, 2018 Neubauer Award Winner

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June 22, 2018

Welcome to The ACP Advocate,

We start today issue by letting you know about a recent advocacy campaign where ACP brought together other medical organizations to advocate for fixing an issue with visa applications for non-U.S., international medical graduates who are starting their residencies in July. I'm happy to report that the campaign was successful in quickly getting the administration to acknowledge the problem and the need for a fix. Take a look at the article for more details about what happened and what ACP did to bring about the solution.

In our second article, we let you know about the 2018 winner of ACP's Richard Neubauer Advocate for Internal Medicine Award. Dr. Jason Goldman of Florida has been a strong advocate for internists for years, but last year his advocacy in Washington, DC and at the state level in Tallahassee was exceptional. I encourage you to read the article for more about what Jason accomplished and for his take on why all doctors should be involved in advocacy.

We'll be back with our next issue on July 13. Look out in that issue for a new design for the ACP Advocate newsletter!

For more coverage of what's happening in Washington, take a look at my award-winning blog, The ACP Advocate Blog by Bob Doherty. You can also follow me on Twitter @BobDohertyACP.

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Yours truly,

Bob Doherty
Senior Vice President
Governmental Affairs and Public Policy
American College of Physicians

In the news
» ACP Leads the Charge to Fix Delay in Medical Student Visas

USCIS says it will begin issuing H-1B approvals

June 22, 2018 (ACP)--As a crucial July 1 deadline looms, the American College of Physicians rallied other medical organizations to jointly express concern over the possibility that foreign physician graduates... (read more)

» Dr. Jason M. Goldman Wins ACP Advocacy Award

'Apathy is the enemy. Everyone can do something.'

June 22, 2018 (ACP) -- Florida internist Jason M. Goldman, MD, FACP, has always been a natural-born advocate, and his efforts to better the landscape for doctors and their patients officially began during his... (read more)

About this newsletter
The ACP Advocate is an e-newsletter, edited by the College's Washington, DC governmental affairs division, created to provide you, our members, with succinct news about public policy issues affecting internal medicine and patient care. To learn more about ACP's Advocacy and to access the ACP Advocate archives, go to
In this issue
» ACP Leads the Charge to Fix Delay in Medical Student Visas
» Dr. Jason M. Goldman Wins ACP Advocacy Award

In focus
» ACP Says Family Separation Needs a Permanent Solution
The stop-gap executive order that President Trump signed this week does not adequately fix the "zero-tolerance" policy that led to children being separated from their parents at the border. The order also fails to address what is going to happen to the children who have already been separated. In the July issue of the ACP Advocate we'll bring you complete coverage of this issue.
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