IMGs making strides: Challenges and excellence during the pandemic
International Medical Graduate (IMG) Physicians Recognition Week, Oct. 18-22, honors IMG physicians for their determination to complete medical training, working through the COVID-19 pandemic and serving 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.
Access the AMA IMG toolkit to find out information on how to navigate practicing medicine in the U.S.
Participate in IMG Recognition Week
10/20, 7 p.m. CT: Join Facebook live discussion with AMOpportunities to examine virtual and in-person rotations, updates to the USMLE, review 2021 Residency Match data, and discuss the impact IMGs have on U.S. healthcare.
Residents moving medicine during the pandemic
10/21, 7:00 p.m. CT: Learn from IMGs currently completing their residency and fellowship programs in the U.S, their journey and how they have responded to provide patient care throughout the pandemic.
IMG Recognition Week social media kit
Download images and find sample social media posts to promote IMG Recognition Week, Oct. 18-22. Don’t forget to include #IMGWeek!
Physicians Moving Medicine
U.S. clinical experience opportunities for IMGs
AMA Chief Experience Officer Todd Unger talks with Daniel Rivers, partnerships director at AMOpportunities in Chicago, about the benefits of a United States Clinical Experience (USCE), including what they are and how to land one.
AMA advocates for IMG physicians
Hear why IMG physicians are members of the AMA, the nation’s most powerful ally in patient care.
The AMA celebrates our IMGs whose pride, dedication and passion have helped to make organized medicine in the U.S. the success it is today.
IMGs making a difference
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."
June-Anne Gold, MD
"There's nothing more satisfying than treating a patient with empathy and dignity. Being a clinical geneticist the satisfaction of making a diagnosis for a family can be life changing. I consider it a privilege to look after any family or family member."
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."
Kamalika Roy, MD
"Physicians are privileged to have training and skill to heal the body and mind. Nothing is more rewarding than nurturing future physicians, innovating and advancing the science of medicine and advocating for our patients and our profession."
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."
Natalia Solenkova, MD, PhD
"Being a doctor is an opportunity to bring the best patient care, knowledge, and technology to all members of our society especially to those who are underserved and habitually healthcare deprived."
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)?