International Medical Graduates

AMA-IMG Section: 2016 AMA Annual Meeting highlights

The AMA International Medical Graduates (IMG) Section  celebrated its 19th year of annual meetings, beginning with the congress reception and business meeting, which featured Ami Shah, MD, founder of Face2Face Health in New York, who discussed innovation in medicine. Physicians learned about the importance of the inclusion of integrative health into their medical practice.

The 2016-2017 AMA-IMG Section Governing Council officers were ratified at this meeting. The officers included Bhushan Pandya, MD, chair; Ved Gossain, MD, chair-elect; Subhash Chandra, MD, delegate; Kevin King, MD, alternate delegate; and at-large members Guillermo Godoy, MD, and Col. Ronit Katz, MD.

The AMA-IMG Section business meeting was successful in reviewing the items considered for the 2016 AMA Annual Meeting and was a positive forum for discussing IMG and other policy initiatives and organizational reports.

The AMA-IMG Section meetings culminated with its joint caucus with the AMA Minority Affairs Section, held Monday at 8:30 a.m. It was followed by the Busharat Ahmad, MD, Leadership Development Program at 10:30 a.m., which featured Sunil Wimalawansa, MD, PhD, a former university professor, who discussed “Why physician leaders fail: How to ensure success.”