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As the physician shortage worsens, hospitals and health systems face unprecedented challenges to recruit and retain physician talent. Recruiting foreign nationals should be part of a comprehensive strategy to build and maintain a qualified, diversified, and engaged physician workforce. Lack of familiarity with immigration law and procedures should not deter employers from tapping into the skills of international medical graduates (IMGs), provided organizations exercise planned cautiousness in navigating the complexities of immigration law and its interdependence with labor and employment laws at the state and federal level. Taking into account the following key issues and best practices is paramount for health care executives.