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[Correspondence] The US immigration ban: implications for medical education and the physician workforce

On Jan 27, 2017, a presidential executive order, which was later suspended, halted entry to the USA for 90 days for immigrant and non-immigrant persons from seven Muslim-majority countries (Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen). New replacement orders seem to be in the making to, more or less, achieve the same goals. Although the media has covered the legal, political, and humanitarian impact of the order, we would like to describe the effect on medical education and the physician workforce in the USA.

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