The International Medical Graduates Section (IMGS) celebrated its 25th Interim Meeting, beginning with its governing council meeting on Nov. 11, 2022, and the IMGS Congress business meetings.
The Congress business meeting featured guest William Jordan, MD, MPH, Health Equity Policy director of AMA's Center for Health Equity, who provided a comprehensive update on the Center for Health Equity's activities and discussed the need of bringing together individual leaders and organizations who are leading health equity and justice work necessary to identify shared solutions and common frameworks/practices to disseminate within health care. His presentation engaged the audience and resulted in many participant questions.
On Monday, Nov. 14, the IMGS culminated its meetings with the joint IMG and Minority Affairs Sections’ Delegates Caucus in conjunction with the House of Delegates meeting.
The section members discussed HOD policy initiatives of interest and voted upon two endorsement requests for AMA Council candidates. Three resolutions were submitted for the November meeting.
Participants attended the Busharat Ahmad, MD, Leadership Development Program, which featured George Abraham, MD, providing a presentation on “Leadership during the changing landscape in medicine: What it takes to lead,” where participants learned how leaders play a critical role in helping professionals navigate the changes in medicine.
Research has shown that the importance of strong leadership during changing times and has projected 32% growth in medical and health services management roles between 2020 and 2030.
This program designated a maximum of 1.0 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.