International Medical Graduates

2019 IMGS Annual Meeting highlights

The International Medical Graduates Section (IMGS) celebrated its 22nd year of Annual Meetings beginning with AMA board candidate interviews on Friday, June 7.

Congress reception

On Saturday, June 8th, the congress reception and business meeting featured John E. Prescott, chief academic officer at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) who presented on “Improving the Health of All Through Academic Medicine.” Dr. Prescott’s presentation included an update on AAMC activities, workforce predictions and provided information on the AAMC Transition to Residency Initiative. This program was approved for .50 of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Officers

The 2019-2020 IMGS Governing Council officers will be announced later after ratification by the IMG section members.

Business

The IMGS business meeting was successful in reviewing the items considered for this House of Delegates (HOD) meeting and was an engaging forum for discussing IMGS and House of Delegates policy initiatives, business items and organizational reports.

Desserts From Around the World Reception

On Saturday, June 8, the IMG section kicked off its 13th Desserts From Around the World Reception featuring the Meher Dance Company who provided special performances and interactive dancing with invited guests. The AMA HOD physicians and guests enjoyed delicious desserts and moving medicine through dancing at an international level. Many thanks to the sponsors of this event.

Joint caucus

The IMG section meetings culminated with its joint IMG and Minority Affairs Section Delegates’ Caucus held on Monday, June 10 at 8:30 a.m. and the Busharat Ahmad, MD Leadership Development Program held at 10:45 a.m., which featured Rebecca Parker, Chief Medical Officer at Envision, who presented on “Physicians, Take the Lead: The Importance of Driving Change Within Health Care Systems.” This program was well received and offered many strategies for physician leaders interested in driving change. This program was approved for 1.0 of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Contact information

For more information, contact the IMG Section at [email protected] or contact AMA staff at (312) 464-5397.