Healthcare Unfiltered: Challenges and Bias against IMGs in America

Chadi hosts a roundtable of five guests—four first-timers and one recurring guest—to discuss the challenges of international medical graduates (IMGs) in oncology and medicine in general in the US.

Led by Ayesha Butt, MBBS, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, the group discusses the findings of a recent nationwide survey, published in JCO Oncology Practice, that uncovered bias against IMGs in the hem/onc fellowship recruitment process. Additionally, they cover the struggles of acquiring a Visa to work in the US as well as to return to the US after a visit home, their personal stories experiencing bias, the need to “cast a wider net” when considering a pool of applicants for fellowship positions, and ways to overcome bias against IMGs, along with many other important discussion points.

Read the article “Bias Against International Medical Graduates in the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Recruitment Process: Findings From a Nationwide Survey of Fellowship Program Directors.”

About Healthcare Unfiltered

Healthcare Unfiltered is an honest, raw, timely podcast tackling any and all topics in healthcare that affect stakeholders. Dr. Chadi Nabhan uses his dynamic conversational skills to challenge his guests to address controversial and important topics. He also brings on world renowned experts to discuss clinical advances in medicine.

About Chadi Nabhan, MD, MBA, FACP

Dr. Nabhan is a Hematologist and Medical Oncologist with special interests in malignant hematology as well as GU malignancies. He did two years of basic science research at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School before completing his residency at Loyola University in Chicago and a fellowship at Northwestern University and Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center. He holds an MBA in Health Care Management from Loyola University Quinlan School of Business.

Dr. Nabhan has broad experience in all healthcare settings having worked at major academic centers, large community hospitals, and industry from Fortune 14 company to start ups holding progressive leadership positions at the C suite level. Academically, Chadi has been the primary investigator on many clinical trials (investigator-initiated, cooperative groups, and pharma-sponsored), has over 300 peer-reviewed original articles, abstracts or book chapters, and serves on the editorial board of JAMA-Oncology.

Dr. Nabhan maintains active medical licenses to practice in the states of IL, IN, WI, FL, and CA. He is the creator and host of several podcasts including his own “Healthcare Unfiltered,” and the “Caris Molecular Minute Podcast.” Dr. Nabhan is board certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology, and Medical Oncology, and is a sought after speaker, moderator, and facilitator. Check out his website at