Wednesday, May 16, 2012
News for International Medical Graduates
Nominations wanted for 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.
A nominee does 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.
Cardiologist shares medical experiences in new book
AMA member Gregory Steinberg, MD, has written a book detailing his 22-year trans-Atlantic medical career that began in the United Kingdom and goes on in a major teaching hospital affiliate in New York City.
A cardiologist, Dr. Steinberg was born in Paris and raised in Geneva before earning his medical degree. In "A Doctor's Odyssey," Dr. Steinberg offers readers the opportunity to compare the English and the United States medical experiences through the eyes of an international medical graduate physician who has worked in both medical systems.
View a synopsis of the book on Createspace.