Office of International Medicine
The AMA Office of International Medicine (OIM) was established in 1978 as a focal point for coordinating a wide variety of activities stemming from the Association's longstanding involvement in international health.
The purpose of the AMA's international involvement is to position the Association as one of the leaders in international health, to provide a global perspective for AMA health policy development, to enable the Association to influence international health policy, and to improve the level and quality of health care worldwide.
The AMA receives numerous requests annually from international organizations and non-US physicians wishing to visit the Association for discussions and meetings.
The Office welcomes approximately 12 non-US delegations annually, and also assists in arranging foreign travel to international medical meetings for AMA members.
The OIM helps to develop health care programs and to intervene in cases of human rights violations, especially those involving physicians and other health care workers, and collaborates with many voluntary service in areas in crisis and gives lists of voluntary organizations that accept donations of time, money, and supplies.