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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.

View the pictures from Dr. Gurman's 171st Inauguration Ceremony


IMG Section Governing Council Chair participates
in AMA's Inauguration of 171st President, Dr. Andrew Gurman.

Congratulations to the new officers for the 2016-2017 IMGS Governing Council:

Bhushan Pandya, MD, Chair
June-Anne Gold, MD, Immediate Past Chair
Ved Gossain, MD, Chair-Elect;
Subhash Chandra, MD, Delegate
Kevin King, MD, Alternate Delegate
Guillermo Godoy, MD, Member At-Large
Col. Ronit Katz, MD, Member At-Large
Sameer Avasarala, MD, Resident/Fellow

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

2016 Annual Meeting

Many thanks to our partners who sponsored the IMG Section’s 10th Anniversary Desserts From Around the World Reception. To view our sponsors, click here

IMGS Congress Assembly Meeting agenda book

Hyatt Regency Chicago
June 10–13, 2016

Download meeting schedule.

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

I-16 Resolutions Deadline – Aug. 1, 2016

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

Online Member Forum – August 31 – September 16

Interim Meeting registration – August 26 – November 5

Submission of 2017 Governing Council Election Nominations– December 31, 2016  – February 20, 2017