ECFMG and Iranian Medical School Graduates: A (real life) Drama in 3 Acts

June 11th, 2015 Players: -ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates) -Iranian medical school graduates -Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury Background: Once upon a time in America, over the course of a week, there happened to be some confusion at the ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical […]

Iran: Women…Beauty, Brains and Brawn

August 15th, 2013 In the current male-dominated society of Iran, where men vie for positions of power with questionable academic degrees (see our 6/20/13 blog), the government has set out to restrict women’s access to over 70 academic university degree programs. I wrote about this last year in a blog post on how the government […]

From Iran to Irangeles: A Tribute to Iranian-Americans

March 1, 2012 At this year’s Academy Awards, the Oscar for the Best Foreign Film was given to the Iranian filmmaker Ashghar Farhadi for his film “Separation.” In his acceptance speech, he spoke of how in the midst of the chatter between politicians and heads of states, the world forgets to see and appreciate Iran’s […]