Wednesday, July 11, 2012
News for International Medical Graduates
Nominations for first IMG Awareness Day Award due July 15
The AMA International Medical Graduates (IMG) Section Governing Council is soliciting nominations for its inaugural IMG Awareness Day Award. Nominations are due July 15.
IMG Awareness Day, which will be observed Dec. 6, has been designated to highlight and spread awareness about the many contributions IMGs make to American medicine. IMGs will be asked to commemorate this day in their local communities.
The IMG Awareness Day Award is intended to honor a person who has demonstrated a commitment to elevating the status of IMGs, furthering the goals of the AMA-IMG Section and advocating on behalf of IMGs. A nominee does not need to be an IMG, but he or she must be an AMA member.
Visit the IMG Awareness Day Web page to download a nomination form and learn more. Nomination forms should be submitted via email to the AMA-IMG Section along with a curriculum vitae and organizational endorsement letter.
View highlights from the AMA Annual Meeting
If you missed the Annual Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates, you can now experience the AMA anew. Watch highlights of meeting events, including an AMA Doctors Back to School career and wellness event at Malcolm X College, the AMA's first-ever Group Practice Career Fair and the AMA Equation Experience reception.
The AMA International Medical Graduates Section Web page provides additional details about the meeting, including copies of two presentations given to the section. Russell G. Robertson, MD, chair of the AMA Council on Graduate Medical Education, presented "Crunch time for graduate medical education," and attorney Kristen A. Harris gave a presentation on U.S. immigration trends.