Three years ago, I decided to go on my journey of a lifetime. I started psychiatry residency training in the United States and became one of the many residents referred to as “international medical graduates” (IMGs). IMGs are defined as physicians who did not attend medical school in the United States. We account for approximately 40 percent of psychiatry residents and fill critical gaps in the U.S. physician workforce, both as trainees and practitioners, particularly in underserved areas. This has been the case for many years, and, given the projections for physician shortages, the number of international graduates may increase in the near future.