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Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013

News for International Medical Graduates

Webinar Thursday: Becoming more competitive in the 2014 Match

Webinar Thursday: Becoming more competitive in the 2014 Match

Participate in a special hourlong webinar Thursday at 7 p.m. Eastern time to learn helpful tips for pursuing a U.S. medical residency through the Match.

Hosted by the AMA International Medical Graduates (IMG) Section and the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates Certificate Holders Office, this timely event will look at the Match process and what you can expect with insight from two unique perspectives: an IMG resident and an IMG who is an assistant residency program director.

Sign up now. Space is limited, and participation will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Questions about the webinar can be emailed to img@ama-assn.org or echo@ecfmg.org.

Volunteers needed: Residency mock interviews

Practice makes perfect. The AMA International Medical Graduates (IMG) Section needs your help with its Mock Residency Interview Program (MRIP). Would you like to help a future resident practice his or her interview skills?

If you are a practicing physician or a resident or fellow, consider volunteering about an hour of your time to help a medical graduate who is waiting to be matched this season. Register online (AMA member login required) to volunteer. You will be matched to a medical graduate who has a scheduled residency program interview in the near future.

Interviews can be conducted via Skype, telephone or face-to-face (if logistically possible), based on your schedule. Visit the AMA's MRIP Web page to view the guidelines and sample questions.

If you have any questions, email img@ama-assn.org or call J. Mori Johnson of the AMA at (312) 464-5678.