AMA - IMG 15th Anniversary Summit
15th Year Anniversary AMA-IMG Summit
Nyapati "Raghu" Rao, MD, Chair, AMA-IMG Summit
"The Summit was a success beyond our imagination. It was historic by being the first ever national conference organized by IMGs about IMGs with full support from the organized medicine in the USA. As we all know, IMGs are quite critical for the success of the physician workforce reform. In that context, the summit provided a platform to express one's concern over the shortsighted policies that are being advocated to solve physician shortages in the US that might eliminate IMGs. We heard some novel ideas and recommendations and now comes the difficult part of selling them to the stakeholders. Also, we want to insure that our strategic plan is fully in step with the new strategic initiative at the AMA being led by Drs. Lazarus and Madara."
The 15th Anniversary IMG Summit that was held on Sept. 21-23, 2012 was a huge success. Many thanks to our sponsors, speakers and participants who attended this Summit. Please see the links below for a list of presentations from the Summit.
Immigration Law and Trends by Robert D. Aronson
Quality of Care Rendered by IMGs: Background by John R. Boulet, Ph.D.
Financing Graduate Medical Education by Peter W. Carmel, MD
Responses to Dr. Rao & Dr. Cooper's IMG Summit Presentations by Peter W. Carmel, MD
ECFMG Update by Emmanuel G. Cassimatis, MD and Stephen S. Seeling, JD
The Long and Winding Road IMGs and the US Medical Licensing System by Humayun Chaudhry, DO, MS, FACP
Physician Shortages: GME and the Future Participation of IMGs by Richard Cooper, MD
Sojourn from the UK to AZ by June Anne Gold, MBBS FACMG MRCPCH, DCH, RGN, RMN
Graduate Medical Education Post ACA by Atul Grover, MD, Ph.D.
Ethics of Medical Migration by Amy Hagopian, Ph.D.
IMGs and Organized Medicine by Jack McIntyre, MD
Evaluating the Quality of Care Provided by Graduates of International Medical Schools by John Norcini, John Boulet, Dale Dauphinee, Amy Opalek, Ian Krantz, and Suzanne Anderson
From the Ganges to the Hudson: Are the Indo-US Medical Educational Ties Symbiotic or Parasitic? by Nyapati R. Rao, MD, MS
Graduate Medical Education Challenges for International Medical Graduates by Russell G. Robertson MD
National Resident Matching Program by Mona M. Signer
The AMA International Medical Graduates Section expresses its appreciation and gratitude for the support provided by the following sponsors for this Summit:
- Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates
- Association of Pakistani Physicians of North America
- American Psychiatric Association
- American Association of Medical Colleges
- Von Tauber Institute, Nassau University Medical Center
- American Academy of Pediatrics
- American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin
- IMG Taskforce
- Kaplan Medical