Nominations sought for federal AMA's IMG Working Group

Federal AMA is seeking nominations from AMA members across the country to join a new International Medical Graduates (IMG) Working Group that will guide AMA activity to support IMGs working in Australia.

The Working Group will recommend actions to help IMGs find and enjoy challenging and satisfying careers in safe work environments and offer advice to inform AMA policy and advocacy in support of IMGs.

The Terms of Reference for the Working Group can be found here. The first virtual meeting of the Working Group is anticipated to be in February 2024.

This is a great opportunity for IMGs to be involved with AMA and work on key policies which will help shape their future and IMG employment and workplace conditions.

If you wish to nominate or know of someone who would be interested in being involved, please contact AMA(SA) Secretariat Leonie Thomson on by 18 January 2024.

If you would like to join AMA(SA) and be considered for the IMG Working Group, we currently have an exclusive offer on until 31 January 2023 – 50% discount on combined annual membership fee and CPD home. Click here for full details.

Criteria for IMG Working Group appointment

Each State and Territory AMA has been invited to put forward up to three members for consideration as part of the nomination process. Members will be selected based on the membership requirements set out in the terms of reference and criteria for appointment.

IMG members nominated should be able to demonstrate the following attributes:

  • involvement with State and Territory AMAs and/or other medical stakeholder organisation
  • capacity and availability to contribute to the IMG Working Group and its work.

To ensure the diverse experiences of IMGs in Australia are represented in the Working Group, consideration will be given to the IMG nominee’s:

  • residency status
  • career stage
  • country of origin
  • pathways to registration.


Appointments will also reflect the diversity of the AMA membership including gender, geography (including rurality), and practice group. The AMA has set a target for gender diversity on its councils and committees of 40% women, 40% men, 20% flexible.

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