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The American Osteopathic Association Responds to Executive Order on Immigration

AOA President Boyd R. Buser, DO, and CEO Adrienne White-Faines, MPA, FACHE, expressed concern about the executive order in a statement released today.

CHICAGO—January 30, 2017—The American Osteopathic Association today released a joint statement from its president, Boyd R. Buser, DO and chief executive officer, Adrienne White-Faines, MPA, FACHE, on the recent executive order on immigration.

“The American Osteopathic Association is concerned about the Administration’s recent executive order on immigration and the impact it could have on osteopathic medical students, residents and physicians’ ability to train and practice, as well as the continuity impact on the patients and communities they serve. The order may prevent osteopathic physicians, students and faculty from the seven impacted nations from re-entry to the United States. 

Health care is a global interest, and the international exchange of talent, knowledge and resources is not only fundamental to improving global health, but also what has allowed the U.S. health care training system to be among the best in the world.

The American Osteopathic Association stands by its foreign-born physicians, residents and medical students who care for our nation’s citizens. The AOA is committed to protect the legal rights of its international physicians, students and employees who may be impacted by this executive order.”

Concerned osteopathic physicians or students are invited to contact the AOA Customer Resource Center at (888) 62-MY-AOA (888-626-9262) or, for support, assistance and resources, including legal assistance, if required.

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