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International Medical Graduates (IMG)

International Medical Graduates Governing Council Election Results

Congratulations to the new AMA-IMGS Governing Council members for the 2016-2019 service years.


Kevin King, MD, MS


Guillermo Godoy, MD


Subhash Chandra, MD


Sameer Avasarala, MD (Resident)

Promoting Diversity in Medicine

The AMA International Medical Graduates (IMG) Section represents and promotes the interests of physicians who graduated from medical schools outside of the United States or Canada.

Thirty-eight thousand members strong, all AMA members who are IMGs are automatically members of the AMA-IMG Section.

Subscribe to the IMGS email list to receive weekly updates on issues of interest to international medical graduates.

The AMA would like to show its appreciation for its sponsors for the 2016 20th IMG Anniversary Symposium.

AMA-IMGS Governing Council member, Lt. Colonel Dr. Ronit Katz
with the U.S. Surgeon General attending the Stanford Medicine
Dean's Lecture Series that was held on October 7

20th AMA IMGS Anniversary Symposium

Arnold & Mabel Beckman Center, Irvine, California
April 2–3, 2016
Visit: http://www.ama-assn.org/go/imgsymposium for more information.

View flyer

19th Annual IMG Section Meeting

Hyatt Regency Chicago
June 10–13, 2016

Registration opens on March 21

19th Interim Meeting

Orlando, Florida
Nov. 11–14, 2016

14th AMA Research Symposium

Orlando, Florida
Nov. 11, 2016

National Prostate Cancer Bill

Read about AMA’s support for the National Prostate Cancer Plan Act which was introduced as H.R. 2730. This legislation was instrumental In establishing the National Prostate Cancer Council on Screening, Early Detection, Assessment and Monitoring of Prostate Cancer. View the letter of support.

Deadlines & Events

2016 IMGS Governing Council election nominations due – February 19, 2016

Resolutions deadline for A-16 meeting – April 1, 2016

IMG Governing Council Voting – April 1-22, 2016

AMA IMG Section Anniversary Symposium – April 2-3, 2016, Irvine, CA

IMGS 19TH Annual Meeting, Chicago – June 11-15, 2016

I-16 Resolutions Deadline – Aug. 1, 2016

IMGS 19TH Interim Meeting, Orlando, FL – Nov. 12-15, 2016