International Medical Graduates Members Moving Medicine

Participate in IMG Recognition Week Oct. 21–27 and honor IMG physicians who advocate for issues that impact IMGs physicians.

Graphic for IMG Recognition Week

As a powerful ally, AMA advocates for the following IMG issues:

Impact of the IMG Section

International Medical Graduates Section

The International Medical Graduates Section (IMGS) works to advocate for issues that affect international medical graduates. The IMGS has:

  • Submitted over 150 policy initiatives related to IMG to AMA House of Delegates
  • Successfully filed amicus brief to advocate against physician discrimination
  • Worked with 37 states to ensure licensure equality and reciprocity for GME requirements for licensure
  • Created ECFMG AMA membership category for physicians awaiting residency


IMGs making a difference

AMA news articles

Become a member

Are you currently in a U.S. residency program or are you ECFMG-certified and waiting to match into a U.S. residency program (GME position)?