Greater Long Island Psychiatric Society is a group of over 500 Medical Doctors specializing in Psychiatry who are working together to provide mental health resources for Nassau and Suffolk Counties in New York.
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A message from the American Psychiatric Association
On January 27, President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order placing a temporary ban on immigrants from seven countries - Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. As you know, the American Psychiatric Association is composed of a diverse community of psychiatrists and works in collaboration with medical professional organizations and mental health professionals from around the worldâ€”including from those countries under the immigration ban. We assure you that we are dedicated to supporting all our members and our patients who are affected by these new restrictions.
We share member concerns on how this executive order may affect physicians, medical students, residents, international scientific education, research and collaboration, as well as patient care. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, 260 people have applied for medical residency from the seven countries impacted by the executive order. We also share member concerns about patients who are impacted by this ban and/or are from the affected countries who live here now and may be traumatized by this action. The U.S. currently ranks 23rd in the world for the number of psychiatrists per 100,000 population. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, more than 68 million Americans experienced a psychiatric or substance use disorder in the past year. This executive order will have significant repercussions for the mental health system due to psychiatric workforce shortages, as more than 25% of our members are International Medical Graduates (IMGs) who often practice in rural and underserved areas where care is desperately needed.
The American Psychiatric Association, along with numerous other national medical associations, requests that the Administration provide clarification and guidance on the scope of this order and take the immediate steps necessary to prevent the order from interfering with the entry or return to the United States of physicians holding J-1 or H-B1 visas so that the order does not negatively affect timely patient care for Americans whom they serve. We are in the process of signing on to letters with the Council of Medical Specialty Societies and the Association of American Medical Colleges that will be sent to the Administration voicing our concerns.
We are following this situation closely and will work with our members and other mental health and medical organizations to support those members in our community who are understandably anxious and concerned.
Maria A. Oquendo, M.D., Ph.D.
Saul Levin, M.D., M.P.A.
CEO and Medical Director, APA