Wednesday, May 9, 2012
News for International Medical Graduates
Learn how negotiation can help you get what you really want
If you're attending this year's AMA International Medical Graduates (IMG) Section Annual Assembly Meeting, then join your colleagues June 16 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago for a discussion about the challenges and opportunities facing physicians seeking to demonstrate their value.
The discussion will take place as part of an education session held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates. Sara Laschever, co-author of the book "Women Don't Ask: Negotiation and the Gender Divide," will present "Negotiation and the gender divide: The power to get what you really want."
The program is a follow-up to an education session about physician pay disparities and strategies for eliminating them that took place in November during the Interim Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates. The AMA-IMG Section, the AMA Minority Affairs Section and the AMA Women Physicians Congress are hosting the session.
The AMA-IMG Section meeting will take place June 15–18 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. Log in to register for the meeting. Also, visit the section's Web page for more details, including a list of scheduled events.
Nominations wanted for first IMG Awareness Award
The AMA International Medical Graduates (IMG) Section is seeking nominations for the first IMG Awareness Award to recognize a physician who has demonstrated his or her commitment to elevating the status of IMGs, furthering the goals of the AMA-IMG Section and advocating on behalf of IMGs.
Nominees do not have to be an IMG, but he or she must be an AMA member. Nominations are due via email by July 15. Nomination materials should include the nominee's CV and at least one organizational letter of recommendation outlining why the nominee is worthy of the award.
The award is part of the observance of IMG Awareness Day, which will be recognized nationally Dec. 6 to highlight and spread awareness about the contributions of IMGs to American medicine. Watch for more details in AMA Wire.