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Dear Correspondent:

I went to Europe to study medicine. After coming back and passing the qualifying exams (have an ECFMG certificate), I was denied a residency admission for seven years now, while tens of thousands of J-1 visa doctors, mostly from the 3d world are readily accepted.
Officially, they sign a contract, which stipulates that they leave the country after completion of the training (actually a salaried job). While program directors claim that they cannot discriminate, thus justifying their action, in reality, they act out of selfish protectionist interest. In fear of doctors' oversupply, they offer the poorly paid residency positions to foreign doctors. Many programs also require a clinical experience in this country, but are unwilling to offer one or even indicate where it is available.

INS blames USIS, and USIS in turn, blames the U.S. Congress. HHS and EEOC don't see any discrimination. The doctors give me various excuses, like "you're screwed up", "blackballed", etc.
Some say they I am qualified but not competitive, and yet others say that it's not my credentials but me that is the issue.

It is obvious to me that because of lack of proper government regulations, private individuals or private interest groups prevailed, while I have lost a career and best years of my life for nothing. The Stafford, cosigned by the federal government was wasted. Interestingly, the U.S. Government requires J-1 visa doctors to present a statement of necessity by the Ministry of their country of origin but the fate of U.S. citizens whose education abroad was funded by the government, is ignored. My European studies had a terrible effect on my parents as well. My father died on the airport after I boarded a plane to Europe. Then I had to come back to take care of my ailing mother because of poor quality of care given by the local doctors.

In addition, I have "a friend" who claims that he will be the only friend I would ever have. He intercepts my conversations on and off the phone, turns people against me, and confirms that I will not get in (to residency). He also claims that clergy is after me. Obviously, he is not working alone… FBI, however, denied any involvement, and suggested that I hire a private investigator and an attorney. I still believe that with proper government regulations I would have had my clinical externships, and be given priority over
J-1 visa doctors.

I would appreciate your comments re: discrimination and surveillance



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