The Conrad 30 State Waiver program, which has been an incredibly important mechanism to employ international medical graduates undertaking post-graduate medical training in the U.S. to work in medically underserved areas of the U.S. after the completion of their training, is due to sunset on September 30, 2012. Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) has introduced legislation, the Conrad State 30 Improvement Act (S. 1979), which seeks to permanently reauthorize the Conrad 30 State waiver program and enact certain changes to improve the program. The text of the bill can be found at http://thomas.loc.gov. Attorney Peter Landis will travel to Washington DC on March 30, 2012 as a member of The International Medical Graduate Taskforce to meet with Congressional delegations from Maine and other states to urge their support of this very important piece of legislation. The International Medical Graduates Taskforce seeks to ensure that Americans living in medically underserved areas and medically underserved populations of the United States receive adequate health care services by advocating for fair and reasonable laws allowing international medical graduates to become licensed as physicians and to begin or continue their medical careers in the United States. We urge you to write your Congressional delegation requesting their support of the Conrad State 30 Improvement Act (S. 1979). For more information please contact Peter Landis at firstname.lastname@example.org.