The purpose of this activity is to improve the capacity and quality of U.S. screening physicians performing regulatory required medical examinations for foreign nationals who want to adjust from a temporary status to a lawful permanent resident status (immigrant visa applicants, nonimmigrant visa applicants and refugees). It will also formally teach civil surgeons the examination requirements to increase their knowledge base, improve exam quality and increase their overall efficiency.

The learning objectives of this activity are to:
  1. Describe the civil surgeon screening process, including roles and resources.
  2. Recall essential information from all sections of the CDC Technical Instructions.
  3. Identify important updates and recent changes to the CDC Technical Instructions.
  4. Describe responsibilities of civil surgeons for laboratory procedures and chest radiography requirements for immigration medical examinations.
  5. Recognize key features of required forms and paperwork, which civil surgeons must complete for USCIS.


Accreditation Statements

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the International Panel Physicians Association. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


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