The Texas Medical Association International Medical Graduate (TMA IMG) Section recognized Gilberto A. Handal, MD, of El Paso, with the IMG Section Outstanding Physician Award today for his commitment to improving the health of his community beyond his medical practice. The TMA IMG physicians presented the award during TexMed 2021, TMA’s annual conference.
Submit your nomination for the Outstanding Physician Award by Feb. 20.
Welcome to the International Medical Graduate (IMG) Section webpage! The IMG Section was created in 1997 to promote diversity and integration in Texas medicine and provide a direct means for IMGs to participate in activities of TMA.
All IMGs are invited to participate in the TMA IMG Section, which is devoted to the unique issues and concerns of all IMG physicians. A diverse group of physicians with a common vision, this section meets three times a year in conjunction with TMA conferences and the annual meeting of the House of Delegates.
Are you a physician who graduated from an international medical school? Are you looking for help with the unique challenges of being a new physician in Texas?
TMA-IMG physician leaders offer a wealth of knowledge about overcoming the hurdles of being not only new to a country but also new to medicine within Texas. Many TMA-IMG leaders can offer advice to those struggling with the sometimes confusing medical licensing rules in Texas. They also can help you understand cultural differences and everyday life situations that can be difficult for physicians in an unfamiliar environment. These leaders are available and eager to connect with and mentor all IMG physicians, even those who are displaced or refugee physicians.
To get matched to a TMA-IMG physician member, simply complete the request form. This will help TMA find just the right physician for you.
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The Texas Medical Association elects and appoints physicians to TMA boards, councils, and committees that lead, study and recommend action on issues of the day.
A united partnership representing more than 9,000 members and composed of TMA's county medical societies from the border region in addition to Bexas and Nueces county societies. BHC's primary goal is to communicate a unified message about state and federal legislative and regulatory issues affecting physicians.
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Jan. 28 - 29 • TMA Winter ConferenceVirtual MeetingRegister to Attened Winter Conference
Thursday, Jan. 27 • 7 pmIMG Section Business MeetingVirtual MeetingAgenda to be announced
On Saturday, Jan. 29 at 3 pm you are invited to attend an interactive educational CME program, Creating Balanced Communication with Patients and Staff.
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The Texas Medical Association International Medical Graduate Section (TMA-IMG) Governing Council is elected during odd years to direct the activities of the section at the state level.
Meet your 2019-2021 TMA-IMG Section Governing Council.
To apply for a position on the IMG Governing Council for the 2021-2023 term, submit a letter of intent and CV to your Section Coordinator by April 15, 2021.
Open positions are: - Chair Elect- Secretary, - Delegate, - Alternate Delegate- Member at Large (two positions).
To learn more about the above positions, click here.
Elections are held during the IMG Section Business Meeting at TexMed.
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