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Councils, Committee and Leadership Opportunities

As an AMA member, there are many ways for you to get involved and become a leader. For more information visit the listing of leadership opportunities to find out more about specific position requirements, application deadlines and relevant contact information.

Additional AMA leadership opportunities may also be found on the leadership opportunities grid which contains the deadlines for which to submit all nomination materials. This information is updated bi-annually.

IMG Section members with leadership experience may also submit their nominations for consideration in the IMG Governing Election. Nominations will be accepted December 1, 2015 – February 20, 2016. Watch for more details. View the winners of the 2015 IMG Governing Council Election.

International Medical Graduates who are AMA members may also serve on various Section Committees. Serving on a committee involves participating in 3-4 teleconferences during the year with minimal action items. The Resolutions Committee would be responsible for the preparation and discussion of resolution policy items for the Annual and Interim Meetings.

A complete listing of committee positions and responsibilities can be found on the IMG Section Committes page.

If you are interested in serving on a committee, send a request to img@ama-assn.org.

Other Leadership Opportunities

ECFMG invites you to submit your IMG narrative
The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) is continuing to develop resources to assist newly arriving IMGs. As part of this effort the ECFMG invites you to compose and submit your narrative, the story of your journey from your home country through to successful entry and settling into the GME program you are now in or have completed. By making your narrative available you will help those in the U.S. healthcare and medical education systems appreciate the IMGs' accomplishments and inspire additional efforts to assist IMGs in their acculturation to the American medical and education systems. Download Narratives - The Stories of IMGs for more information on submitting your narrative.

Wanted: advisors for IMG network
The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) is seeking the participation of qualified physicians in the implementation of a new resource for International Medical Graduates (IMG). The IMG Advisors Network (IAN) allows IMGs who are applying for J-1 Exchange Visitor Program visas to communicate directly with IMGs who have successfully entered or completed GME training in the U.S. These individuals will all have achieved ECFMG certification and been offered positions in accredited Graduate Medical Education programs in the U.S.

Advisors are invited to serve on a voluntary basis and will be listed in the IAN on-line database by name, medical specialty, U.S. GME program, location in the U.S., country of origin, medical school and other demographics. If you are an IMG physician in or having completed training in a U.S. residency or fellowship program, and would like to know how you can help newly arriving IMGs more smoothly transition into and become comfortable with living and working in the U.S. visit ECFMG IMG Advisor Network for information on serving as an advisor.

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American Professional eXchange Association (APXA)
APXA is a free service that matches professionals from the United States with professionals from other countries for the purpose of sharing knowledge and culture. This unique exchange of professionals, in fields such as Medicine, Engineering, and others, can serve as a catalyst towards creating a peaceful and prosperous world community. The U.S. State Department (Office of Professional and Cultural Exchanges) applauds the efforts to reach out to foreign countries utilizing services of the U.S. professionals. The American Medical Association (AMA-Internation Medical Gradates Section), the World Health Organization (WHO - Global health Workforce Alliance - GHWA) and the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) are supportive of this program. Currently, APXA is accepting applications from physicians only between the United States and India. Later on the following countries will be included: Egypt; Nigeria; Philippines; South Africa; and Turkey.