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News and Updates

  • CDC released updated Tuberculosis Technical Instructions. CDC provides clarifications on laboratory testing procedures and the roles of panel physicians. There are no major changes to the screening algorithm or treatment requirements.

About Panel Physicians

  • Panel physicians are medically trained, licensed, and experienced medical doctors practicing overseas who are appointed by the local US embassy or consulate. More than 760 panel physicians perform overseas predeparture medical examinations in accordance with requirements, referred to as technical instructions, provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Global Migration and Quarantine, Quality Assessment Program (QAP).
  • The Quality Assessment Program (QAP) is housed in the Immigrant, Refugee, and Migrant Health Branch. The role of QAP is to assist and guide panel physicians in the implementation of the Technical Instructions; evaluate the quality of the overseas medical examination for U.S.-bound immigrants and refugees; assess potential panel physician sites; and provide recommendations to the U.S. Department of State in matters of immigrant medical screening.

Technical Instructions

Technical Instructions Technical Instructions

Find the latest Technical Instructions for completing the medical examination.


Resources Resources

Resources for medical exams and your role as Panel Physician.

TB Medical Consultation Services

TB medical consultation service TB Medical Consultation Service

RTMCC Form is for Panel Physician or Consular Official use.

Factsheets and FAQs

Factsheets and FAQs Factsheets and FAQ’s

Helpful links to factsheets and frequently asked questions.


Training Training

Useful links to resources for continuing education and additional training.

Background Information

Background Information Background Information

Find legal documents, medical waiver rules, disease lists, etc.