Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012
News for International Medical Graduates
Attend the upcoming AMA-IMG Summit
Register today for the AMA-IMG Summit and hear from expert speakers that have contributed to the field of international medical graduate (IMG) issues. The summit, which will take place Sept. 21–23 at AMA headquarters in Chicago, is a celebratory occasion that will mark the 15th anniversary of the AMA-IMG Section.
The event will recognize the history of IMGs in American medicine as well as examine their future prospects in the U.S. physician workforce in light of workforce reforms, federal budget cuts and graduate medical education financing reductions.
The founding of the AMA-IMG Section provided IMGs with a political voice and identity. Much has been accomplished by the section in the past 15 years, so take advantage of the opportunity to learn the section's history, hear about the initiatives that have taken place and discover the section's future plans
AMA-IMG Section members may register at the discounted rate of $150; nonmembers may register for $180. If you have questions or wish to exhibit at the event, contact J. Mori Johnson of the AMA via email or at (312) 464-5678.
Nominations due for IMG Awareness Day Award
The AMA International Medical Graduates (IMG) Section Governing Council is soliciting nominations for its inaugural IMG Awareness Day Award. Nominations are due Sept. 30.
IMG Awareness Day, which will be observed every 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.