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A first-of-its-kind program will boost the number of qualified
healthcare workers in the Midwest by guiding internationally trained
medical professionals toward the right U.S. credentials.
Project Bridge will recruit foreigners with medical training
who, for one reason or another, had to leave their country of birth
to start life afresh without use of their healthcare background.
Unable to work in the field of their training because they do not
have the necessary license or credentials, these individuals make up
an untapped resource of healthcare workers. MCC can help program
participants resolve barriers to licensure, as well as pave a career
path through further studies or a change of careers within the
An estimated 3,000 legal immigrants in Omaha alone are
credentialed in their homelands but are underemployed or unemployed
here in Omaha. Once off the ground, Project Bridge will help at least
200 individuals annually complete credential verification, empowering
their future growth and addressing the region's shortage of
healthcare professionals. To learn more about Project Bridge and how
to help, call 738-4794.