Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012
News for International Medical Graduates
AMA Foundation seeks everyday heroes in medicine
Nominate your colleagues who go beyond the call of duty to improve public health, provide care for people in need and serve as community leaders for this year's Excellence in Medicine Awards. Presented by the AMA Foundation in association with Pfizer Inc., the annual awards acknowledge the everyday heroes who embody the highest values of the medical profession: altruism, public service and dedication to patient care.
Nominations are due Nov. 16. There are four categories:
- Pride in the Profession Award—for physicians aiding underserved patients in the U.S.
- Dr. Nathan Davis International Award—for physicians aiding an international population
- Jack B. McConnell, MD, Award—for senior physicians improving access to care in the U.S.
- Leadership Awards—for medical students, residents, fellows and early career physicians who demonstrate outstanding nonclinical leadership skills
The Excellence in Medicine Awards will be presented at a banquet on Feb. 11 in Washington, D.C. Award recipients will receive travel expenses to attend the ceremony, and $2,500 grants will be provided to the awarded physicians' organizations.
Weigh in on policy resolutions during AMA-IMG Section's Virtual Congress
All members of the AMA International Medical Graduates (IMG) Section are encouraged to submit comments on AMA policy resolutions by participating in the AMA-IMG Section Virtual Congress.
Email testimony will be accepted Oct. 15–19, and a conference call with the AMA-IMG Section Governing Council to discuss the resolutions will take place at 8 p.m. Eastern time Oct. 22. Members will receive an email invitation to take part in the Virtual Congress; to ensure that you receive your invitation, email the AMA-IMG Section by Oct. 19.
Policy resolutions and reports will be ratified Oct. 23–29.