Considerations for Residency Programs Regarding DACA Recipients

Sunny Nakae, MSW, PhD, Denisse Rojas Marquez, Isha Marina Di Bartolo, MD, and Raquel Rodriguez, MPP, MD

More than 50 medical schools now consider applicants who are DACA recipients, and medical school graduates with DACA are eligible to continue their training in graduate medical education.

In this article, the authors summarize current policy and provide data on DACA recipients in medical school. They then review the implications for considering DACA recipients in graduate medical education, including employment guidelines, employer responsibilities, training at Veterans Affairs facilities, research funding, and professional licensure.

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