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International Medical Graduate Section

The International Medical Graduate (IMG) Section provides a direct means for international medical graduates to develop leadership and participate in the activities of ISMS; enhance ISMS outreach, communication, and interchange with IMGs to provide their perspective to ISMS and its House of Delegates; facilitate the development of information and educational activities on topics of interest to IMGs; and recruit and retain members of the Illinois State Medical Society. Membership in the section is restricted to members of the Illinois State Medical Society who are graduates of international medical schools.

Upcoming Events:


For more information and to register, call 312-580-2495 or email benjaminwarden@isms.org.

Schedule – 6/16/18

  • 8:00 - 8:30 a.m. – Dr. Vikram Patel (Introduction)
  • 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. – Dr. Nestor Ramirez (Introduction to the U.S. medicine – including EMR systems)
  • 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. – Dr. Tripti Kataria (Introduction to documentation – CPT and ICD-10 overview)
  • 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. – Dr. Piyush Vyas (How to excel at internship – your first year in training)
  • 11:30 - 12:30 p.m. – Dr. Shami Goyal (What does a program director expect from IMGs?)
  • 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. – Lunch (Sponsored by AM Opportunities)
  • 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. – Q & A

Governing Council:

Chair Vikram B. Patel, MD
Vice-Chair/ISMS Delegate  S. Masood Ali, MD
Secretary/ISMS Alternate Delegate Erlo Roth, MD
Treasurer Piyush Vyas, MD 


For information about observership programs for IMGs who have not yet entered a U.S. residency program, click here.

For inquiries about the IMG Section, call 800/782-4767 or send an email.

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