Success Stories: With Premium Processing and the Efforts of Our Teammates, a Canadian Clinical Fellow in the Field of Clinical Epidemiology Gets EB1-A Approval in Just 5 Days


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On September 2nd, 2023, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Clinical Fellow in the field of Clinical Epidemiology (Approval Notice).

General Field: Clinical Epidemiology

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Clinical Fellow

Country of Origin: Canada

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Massachusetts

Approval Notice Date: September 2nd, 2023

Processing Time: 5 days (Premium Processing Requested)

Case Summary:

“Please accept this letter as evidence of my strong support for [client’s] continued involvement in clinical epidemiology research within the United States of America…Among other important findings, [client’s] research on this topic has uncovered significant research waste and bias within the biomedical literature, particularly in the arena of diagnostic imaging…Hence, it is readily apparent that his work offers benefits both for improving the quality and validity of medical research and for identifying government resource misappropriation. The continuation of [client’s] research should thus remain a high priority for the United States.”

The above statement is taken from one of the four recommendation letters accumulated by our client, a clinical fellow working in the field of clinical epidemiology. Hailing from Canada and after completing his Ph.D./M.D. degree, he approached us to file his alien of extraordinary ability (EB1-A) petition.

Since, a petition for the first preference category of individuals with extraordinary ability, (“EB1-A”), unlike the employment-based immigration visa under the second preference (“EB-2”), at least requires:

  • Evidence of original contributions, usually through publication, is of major significance in the foreign national’s science, academic, artistic, or athletic field.
  • No specific job offer/labor certification is required for a foreign person as long as he/she is entering the United States to continue work in the field in which he/she has an extraordinary ability, therefore self-petition is allowed.
  • Performance in a significant role for organizations or establishments that have a distinguished reputation.
  • Receipt of a higher salary or remuneration than is usual in the field.
  • Other comparable evidence if the above types of evidence do not readily apply to the foreign national’s occupation.

Therefore, we assimilated the following essentials from his academic and professional records in his petition packet to make a convincing case in his favor:

  • His work applying meta-research techniques to address major deficits in the reporting, dissemination, and interpretation of published medical imaging research addresses some of our nation’s and the world’s most pressing issues, including waste of national institution funding, incomplete reporting of research literature, and adverse patient outcomes.
  • His strong background in diagnostic radiology, clinical epidemiology, and research methodology has allowed his research to be particularly original, resulting in his success in fundamentally transforming approaches to the reporting, interpretation, and understanding of evidence guiding diagnostic imaging for healthcare.
  • His research has resulted in 25 peer-reviewed scientific articles, being cited 1,134 times in at least 71 countries according to Google Scholar.
  • He has conducted at least 21 reviews to date.
  • His study has received funding from the Canadian Institute for Health Research, the Ontario COVID-19 Rapid Research Fund, the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), the National Institute for Health and Care Research, and the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, this funding serves as clear evidence of the merit of his work in driving enhanced healthcare practices and patient treatment.

Our client’s work has thus been significant, and his achievements are of the utmost importance due to their direct applicability in global efforts to address diagnosis inaccuracy, reduce costs associated with mismanagement of diagnosis, research funding waste, and advance healthcare protocols for optimal patient care.

He finally achieved his EB1-A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval in 5 days only (thanks to premium processing). He has even retained our firm for his and his spouse’s I-485 application which is in the active stage at present.

We are delighted to be part of his victorious journey and would like to send him best wishes for his future endeavors.

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