International Medical Graduates Section (IMGS) Committees

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2023 IMGS Committees

Acculturation Committee (on hold)

Mission:

  • To provide assistance with the integration of International Medical Graduates into American medicine to improve patient care and health outcomes
  • Help the American medical community understand the challenges overcome by IMGs
  • Establish awareness as well as demonstrate the diversity brought by IMGs
  • Identify opportunities to help IMGs get familiar with the American medical culture and opportunities for the American physicians to understand and appreciate the value and challenges of different cultures
  • Develop an acculturation module resource

DEI Committee

Natalia Solenkova, MD, chair, [email protected]

Mission: To decrease bias against IMGs within and outside AMA

Globalization of Standardized Licensure Fees

Kennedy Ganti, MD, chair, [email protected]

Mission: Movement-oriented committee

  • Achieve international standardization of medical licensure ‘inter-operability,’ along with associated fees for reporting and verification.

Resolutions and Reports Policy Committee

Afifa Adiba, MD, delegate, [email protected]

Natalia Solenkova, MD, PhD, alternate delegate, [email protected]

Mission:

  • Develop at least three well-written and researched reports or resolutions for the Interim and Annual HOD Meetings
  • Identify two issues that require IMGS advocacy efforts

Nominating Committee

Kamalika Roy, MD, immediate past chair, [email protected]

Mission:

  • Recruit a diverse pool of candidates for the IMGS GC elections
  • Present a diverse slate for the 2023 IMGS GC online ballot
  • Validate 2023 election winners

Leadership Development Program

Kamalika Roy, MD, immediate past chair, [email protected]

Mission:

  • Recruit at least 10 diverse committee members
  • Develop the program/speaker for the Busharat Ahmad, MD Leadership Program for the Annual and Interim meetings
  • Discover what resources or tools IMGs need in order to ascend into leadership positions 

Desserts reception

IMGS Governing Council/staff, [email protected]

Mission:

  • Develop and promote the June Annual Desserts from Around the World reception

Social media and engagement

Isabelle Gengler, MD

Mission:

  • To develop team of committee members to devise ideas for social media regarding IMGS. Ideas will be transmitted to IMG staff and AMA digital strategy.

USIMGS special interest group

Email [email protected] with any questions.

Mission:

This USIMG program is dedicated to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are attending medical school in the Caribbean and have not yet obtained their ECFMG certification. Through this new program, students are invited to become involved with the AMA and obtain the following benefits:

  • Learn how patients and physicians benefit from the advocacy efforts of the IMG Section
  • Take advantage of networking opportunities with other students, resident physicians and practicing physicians
  • Enjoy instant access to the AMA Medical Student Section (MSS) and IMGS
  • Attend the Annual and Interim Meetings of the MSS and IMGS including the annual IMGS Symposium
  • View webinars and videos showcasing practical tips for a successful residency program Match
  • Stay current on how the ECFMG certification process works
  • Gain valuable practice through our mock residency program interview opportunities
  • Obtain financial planning resources and loan consolidation information to help ease worries about debt

USIMG Committee

Tani Malhotra, MD, chair, [email protected]

Mission:

  • Engage USIMGs by providing outreach and have more standardized approach
  • Determine needs of USIMGs
  • Work with residents, physicians and alumni associations

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