Strikingly, this IMG label is restricted to medicine alone. My husband, who has a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, is considered a UW graduate even though his basic engineering degree is from India. Engineering does not have a category of "IEG" ("international engineering graduate"), and neither does the field of law have "ILGs" ("international law graduates"). Most professions have strict rules about who enters their ranks, but once they admit an individual to their profession, they do not create a separate category—only medicine does! I have deliberately not cited articles demonstrating that IMGs are as good as, or even better than, American medical graduates (AMGs) because, at my core, I reject the separation itself. It resembles "separate, but equal" status.