AMA Wire

Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012

News for International Medical Graduates

Have you registered for the 2013 residency matching program?

Have you registered for the 2013 residency matching program?

While the Nov. 30 early registration deadline for applicants to the 2013 Main Residency Match has passed, the application process will not close until Feb. 20.

Visit the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) website for information about the application process, important deadlines and details about the 2013 Match.

According to data about the 2012 Match released by the NRMP, the number of international medical graduates who match in the Main Residency Match continues to increase.

The NRMP reports that 218 more U.S. citizens who graduated from international medical schools matched in 2012 compared to the year before—a figure that has grown by more than 500 over five years. A total of 4,279 U.S. citizens from international medical schools participated in the 2012 Match, which is 510 more than the previous year. That number has increased by 1,300 during the past five years.

Become a leader in organized medicine

Hone your leadership skills and make an impact on the future of the medical profession by applying for a leadership position in the AMA.

AMA members can apply for a variety of leadership positions throughout the organization, including positions on the governing council of the AMA International Medical Graduates Section (IMG). Visit the AMA's leadership opportunities Web page to view a listing.

All AMA members who are graduates of foreign medical schools are automatically members of the AMA-IMG. Additional leadership opportunities are available on the AMA-IMG committees. As part of the criteria to serve on a committee, members must be available to participate in afternoon and/or evening teleconferences.

The AMA-IMG also offers leadership development programs at its semi-annual assembly meetings. Email the AMA-IMG to receive a copy of the leadership opportunities that are available for section members.

If you're not already an AMA member, join today.