Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Hospitals rush to get accelerated visas for foreign medical residents
But for some of the 3,814 non-US citizens who graduated from foreign schools and who won coveted residencies in the United States, it's unclear whether they'll be able to start work on time in the summer.
That's because a program that allows employers to fast-track H-1B visa applications for their employees has been suspended as of Monday. US immigration officials announced the change just a month ago - and Match Day, when new residents learn where they will be placed was March 17 - leaving some hospitals rushing to figure out who needed this kind of visa and to apply before "premium processing" would no longer be an option.