International Medical Graduate Physician Members—Pride, Passion, Purpose
IMG Recognition Week Oct. 19-23 honors IMG physicians for their determination to complete medical training and serve their patients despite barriers they face.
The AMA is the IMGs' powerful ally
- More than 9500 users have accessed the IMG COVID-19 FAQs Guide.
- AMA sent nine letters to the Administration and other federal entities to expedite visa processing and reduce the barriers and hindrances for IMGs practicing medicine in the U.S.
- AMA provided resources regarding subsidies, visa processing/delays, visas affecting families, unlicensed physicians in the U.S., current physicians practicing medicine and licensing examinations.
Celebrating IMG achievements
IMGs are making a difference every day to care for many patients across the country. For many years, the AMA has advocated for IMG physicians who have persevered and overcome barriers to provide high-quality patient care.
We celebrate our IMGs physicians whose pride, dedication, and passion have helped to make organized medicine in the U. S. the success it is today.
IMGs making a difference
Kevin King, MD
"As an emergency medicine physician, I will take care of about 200,000 to 300,000 people in my career. I think that this is wonderful, but through the residents that I have trained, over 20 million people will be helped."
Deepak Kumar, MD
"Go beyond the noise created by all politicians and look at the personal fulfillment and satisfaction you will get by improving the lives of your fellow citizens."
Omer Bajwa, MD
"I have always wanted to help people and I find that through learning the science of medicine I can make people’s lives better."
Col. Ronit Katz, MD
"I’m a firm believer that 'freedom is not free,' and through my work at the VA I’ve seen how much help is needed for those who have served our country."
Ved Gossain, MD
"The best part of being a doctor is taking care of patients. There is nothing better in life than a patient coming to you and saying, “Thank you doctor” for saving my life or making my life better."
Join us on Facebook
Did you miss the Oct. 19 Facebook Live event? You can still check out the rebroadcast and meet members of the IMG Section Governing Council.
Webinar: Transforming residency training
Attend the webinar on Friday, Oct. 23 at 4 p.m. Central.
Social media kit
Use the kit to highlight the work of IMGs on your social media channels.
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)?