AMA Wire

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

News for International Medical Graduates

Next AMA-IMG Section meeting packed with events, activities

Next AMA-IMG Section meeting packed with events, activities

Join your colleagues June 15–18 in Chicago for this year's AMA International Medical Graduates (IMG) Section Annual Assembly Meeting.

The meeting will take place in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates. Invite a colleague or friend to attend and share in the various events and activities scheduled for the AMA-IMG Section meeting. You can register by visiting the AMA-IMG Section Web page. For more information, contact the section via email or at (312) 464-5678.

The events begin June 15 with the AMA-IMG Section reception, Candidates Forum and Congress. Attendees can meet the candidates who are running for AMA officer positions, help the section ratify the officers of the AMA-IMG Governing Council and discuss the AMA-IMG Section's proposed AMA policy resolutions.

June 16 will feature the education session, "Negotiation and the gender divide: The power to get what you really want." Sara Laschever, co-author of ground-breaking books about women and negotiation, will present. This session is co-sponsored by the AMA-IMG Section, the AMA Minority Affairs Section and the AMA Women Physicians Congress.

The AMA-IMG Section Caucus also will take place that evening, featuring immigration attorney Kristin Harris and Russell Robertson, MD, member of the AMA Council on Graduate Medical Education. Later, the section will hold its sixth annual "Desserts From Around the World" reception.

The Busharat Ahmad, MD, Leadership Development Program will take place June 18. Learn how to overcome some of the obstacles and hurdles you may face as a leader in your organization, and earn continuing medical education credit in the form of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

View the agenda for the AMA-IMG Section meeting to see a full list of events, as well as times and locations. And learn more about the AMA Annual Meeting.

Nominate a colleague for seat on laboratory accreditation board

The AMA is seeking nominations for an open seat to represent it on the Commission on Office Laboratory Accreditation (COLA) Board of Directors. COLA is a physician-directed organization that aims to promote excellence in laboratory medicine and patient care through a program of voluntary education, consultation and accreditation.

COLA also develops criteria and standards for laboratories for accreditation. COLA's board of directors is comprised of 11 practicing physicians appointed from a number of leading health care organizations.

Learn more about the position and access a nomination form.