What is the IMG Section?

The Texas Medical Association is one of only 11 state medical Societies with a separate representational group for IMG physicians. If you graduated from a foreign medical school and are a TMA member, you are automatically a member of the TMA IMG Section. However, you may request that your name be removed from the membership roster by contacting the IMG Section coordinator at (800) 880-1300, ext 1562.

The IMG Section promotes leadership development, policy formation, advocacy, and networking. Additionally, the section serves as a statewide communication and policy-making forum for addressing unique issues of particular interest to IMGs, such as:

  • Working to monitor and improve the licensure and disciplinary process of the Texas Medical Board,
  • Ensure the viability of Texas and national J-1 visa program,
  • Strengthening Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program,
  • Analyzing IMG policy making at the state and national level, and
  • Blending the perspective of IMGs and their patients into TMA physician practice solutions.

The IMG Section was created to:

  1. Provide a direct means for IMGs to participate in the activities of the TMA,
  2. Enhance TMA outreach,
  3. Promote communication and interchange among IMGs,
  4. Promote TMA membership growth,
  5. Enhance the ability of IMGs to provide their perspective to TMA and its House of Delegates, and
  6. Facilitate the development of information and educational activities on topics of interest to IMGs.

If you are not a TMA member, consider joining your colleagues in participating in the IMG Section. Become a TMA member today.

 


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