Wednesday, June 27, 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 first annual IMG Awareness Day Award. Nominations are due July 15.
IMG Awareness Day, which will debut 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 by July 15.
Discover new online home for JAMA, Archives Journals
A new Web platform brings together the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and the nine specialty Archives Journals to offer physicians fully integrated access to the latest thinking and innovations in medicine.
Covering clinical topics, policy issues and everything in between, The JAMA Network's new website makes the journals more user friendly and easily accessible. The website facilitates in-depth exploration, providing access to the complete content from the 10 journals alongside integrated multimedia, including videos, author interviews and audio summaries.
Research is further simplified by a new concept-based search engine. Rather than performing multiple searches for various terms that describe the same topic, physicians will receive a complete listing of all relevant content, regardless of the terminology used to describe it.
Hundreds of continuing medical education activities also are available. Physicians can search for activities by topic or access them alongside the related journal article, track their participation and receive instant accreditation for completed activities.
A new mobile app for accessing this content on the go will become available this summer.