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International Medical Students Being Harmed By Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban

February 22, 2017

The fact there was a not an inter-governmental process applied to the efforts by Donald Trump regarding his Muslim travel ban means many have been adversely impacted.  News today that international medical students are being harmed is truly upsetting.  Men and women who are vastly more intelligent than Trump are having their lives upset due to bigotry from this White House.  Think of the potential good these future leaders in medicine might have on the places they come from and the lives they would touch. 

Hospitals are under intense pressure to reject qualified international medical students applying for residencies in the United States because of fears that Trump’s immigration policies may bar the students from entering the country, educators and hospital administrators say.

As many as 1,000 medical school graduates may be unfairly penalized because of their country of origin, medical school officials say. Massachusetts could be hit particularly hard because the state is home to some of the world’s leading teaching hospitals as well as smaller community hospitals that typically depend on a large pool of foreign medical talent.

The concern over Trump’s policies — particularly his restriction on travel from seven majority Muslim countries — has added an unusual amount of anxiety to the upcoming “Match Day,’’ when medical students learn which hospital has accepted them to a residency program.

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