University of Illinois at Chicago

Travel ban uncertainty worries hospitals, med students as Match Day nears

Travel ban uncertainty worries hospitals, med students as Match Day nears

Ahmed Alsayed typed emails to more than a dozen hospitals after President Donald Trump announced his travel ban.

Alsayed urged them to still consider him for their residency programs despite the fact that he's from Sudan, one of seven Muslim-majority countries mentioned in Trump's executive order temporarily banning citizens of those countries from entering the U.S.

"I was really excited all my interviews went well and I could start ranking programs and hopefully match for next year," said Alsayed, who's been living in Chicago for two years on a visa, taking exams and applying for residencies in hopes of working as a doctor here. "Then came this executive order...

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