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International Medical Graduates (IMG)

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.

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

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.

2015 Interim Meeting

View the schedule, agenda book, I-15 Summary of Actions and presentations from the Interim Meeting.

The next IMG Section business meetings will be held June 11–13, 2016, in Chicago. Watch for meeting details in the Spring.

2015 AMA 13TH Annual Research Symposium

The IMG Section is pleased to announce the ECFMG-certified physician winners for the 13th Annual Research Symposium:

  • Remi Okewchime, MD – Improving Health Outcomes Poster Category
  • Rupesh Natarajan, MD – Clinical Medicine Podium Category

The next Research Symposium will be held Friday, November 11, 2016 in Orlando, FL. Plan now to participate. Abstracts will be due in August 2016. Watch for more details.

2015 Annual Meeting

The 2015-2016 AMA-IMG Section Governing Council

View the Congress meeting agenda book and presentations presented at the 18th Annual Congress Meeting by Ms. Lisa Cover, "ECFMG Update," Dr. Lisa Shah and Lisa Sasko, "Loss of Physican Leadership," Dr. Christine Sinsky, "In Search of Joy in Practice" and Dr. Gamini Soori, "GME in Crisis."

View the A-15 Summary of Actions for the IMG Section Annual Meetings.

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