International Medical Graduates

  • IMG Mission: To Promote Diversity and Integration in Texas Medicine


    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.

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  • TMA-IMG Section Leadership

    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 2021-2023 TMA-IMG Section Governing Council.

    To apply for a position on the IMG Governing Council for the 2023-2025 term, submit a letter of intent and CV to your Section Coordinator by April 15, 2023.

    Open positions are:
    - Chair Elect
    - Secretary,
    - Delegate, 
    - Alternate Delegate
    - Member at Large (two positions).   

    Learn more about the above positions.

    Elections are held during the IMG Section Business Meeting at TexMed

    Read the Letter from the IMG Chair

  • TMA Boards, Councils and Committees


    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.

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  • Award To Recognize Outstanding Texas IMGs

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    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.

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    Dr. Gilberto A. Handal
  • Border Health Caucus


    A united partnership representing more than 9,000 members and composed of TMA's county medical societies from the border region in addition to Bexar 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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  • Section Resources


    Find links to:

    • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates
    • Educational Testing Service
    • National Ethnic Medical Society Links
    • National Resident Matching Program
    • Texas Ethnic Medical Society Links
    • U.S. Medical Licensing Examination
    • Other IMG-related sources
    View Additional IMG Resources   
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