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News and Updates

  • The 2018 Intergovernmental Panel Physicians Training Summit will take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia the week of March 12, 2018!   Although registration is not open yet, we encourage you to begin budgeting and making plans to attend. More details to follow in the coming months.

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 InstructionsTechnical Instructions

Find the latest Technical Instructions for completing the medical examination.


Resources

ResourcesResources

Resources for medical exams and your role as Panel Physician.


TB Medical Consultation Services

TB medical consultation serviceTB Medical Consultation Service

RTMCC Form is for Panel Physician or Consular Official use.

Factsheets and FAQs

Factsheets and FAQsFactsheets and FAQ’s

Helpful links to factsheets and frequently asked questions.


Training

TrainingTraining

Useful links to resources for continuing education and additional training.


Background Information

Background InformationBackground Information

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


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