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2013-2014 AMA-IMG Section Committees

Adhoc Committees

1. Nominating Committee

Chair: Vijaya Appareddy, MD, email: appareddy@ramtec.com

Charge/Agenda:

  • Recruit a diverse pool of candidates for the IMGS GC elections.
  • Present a diverse slate for the 2014 IMGS Governing Council online ballot.

2. Publications/Medical Education

Chair: Sumir Sahgal, MD, email: ssahgal@essenmed.com

Charge/Agenda:

  • Recruit at least 3 other editors.
  • Effectively lead the editing effort of the 2014 edition of the workforce paper and other IMG manuscripts.
  • Add an "Additional Resources" list to the workforce paper.

3. Graduate Medical Education

Chair: June-Anne Gold, MD, email: june.anne.gold@gmail.com
Charge/Agenda: (to be revised)

Standing Committees

4. Liaison Committee for Internal & External Relationships

Chair: Sabesan Karuppiah, MD email: sabesan@yahoo.com

Charge/Agenda:

  • Recruit at least 10 diverse committee members
  • Develop a liaison relationship with at external IMG groups (states, specialties, or ethnic associations) and internal Sections and Special Groups of the AMA
  • Create 1 new IMG Section/Committee in at least 1 state that does not have one.

5. Membership

Chair: TBD

Charge/Agenda:

  • Recruit at least 10 diverse committee members
  • Each committee member must recruit at least 3 new AMA members and at least 1 new resident physician member by June 2014.

6. Resolutions and Reports

Chair: Rashi Aggarwal MD, email: aggarwra@njms.rutgers.edu

Charge/Agenda:

  • Recruit at least 10 diverse committee members
  • Develop at least 3 well-written and researched reports or resolutions for the Interim and Annual HOD meetings.
  • Identify two issues that require AMA IMGS advocacy efforts

7. Social Activities: Leadership Development Program and Desserts Reception (Special Events)

Chair (Leadership Development Program): Vijaya Appareddy, MD, email: appareddy@ramtec.com

Chair (Desserts Reception): Busharat Ahmad, MD, email: busharat@gmail.com

Charge/Agenda:

  • Recruit at least 10 diverse committee members
  • Develop the program/speaker for the Busharat Ahmad, MD Leadership Program at the Interim and Annual meeting.
  • Develop, plan and promote the 2014 June Desserts Reception beginning in January
  • Discover what resources or tools IMGs need in order to ascend into leadership positions

Liaison Committees

8. Commission to End Healthcare Disparities

Representatives: Nestor Ramirez-Lopez, MD email: nestoral@msn.com, and Sabesan Karuppiah, MD (Alternate), email: sabesan@yahoo.com

Charge/Agenda:

  • Attend and participate in all Commission meetings, alert staff if unable to attend a meeting so a substitute can be send in your place.
  • Report back (written or verbally) twice a year to the IMGS Congress and the IMGS GC on the commission activities and areas of opportunities for the IMGS.