Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012
News for International Medical Graduates
Gear up for AMA-IMG Governing Council election
Nominations are now being accepted for the AMA International Medical Graduates (IMG) Section Governing Council election. Three seats are available, and nominations are due Feb. 18.
If you have leadership experience, consider submitting your nomination materials for these three vacancies. AMA-IMG Section members will vote to select the new Governing Council members from April 1–22. More details, including nomination guidelines, are posted online.
AMA establishes principles to help physician employees
A new set of principles from the AMA aims to help physicians, those who employ physicians and their respective advisors identify and address some of the unique challenges employment presents to professionalism and the practice of medicine.
The AMA House of Delegates adopted the principles in November during its Interim Meeting.
"The principles for physician employment provide a broad framework to help guide physicians and their employers as they collaborate to provide safe, high-quality and cost-effective patient care," AMA Board of Trustees member Joseph P. Annis, MD, said. "The guidelines reinforce that patients' welfare must take priority in any situation where the interests of physicians and employers conflict."
The AMA also offers a variety of resources to meet the needs of employed physicians, a growing segment of the profession.