IMG Governing Council

Chair/MAG HOD Delegate 
Dilipkumar Patel, M.D.

Vice Chair
Masoumeh Ghaffari, M.D.

MAG Alternate Delegate
Thekkepat Sekhar, M.D.

Amin Yehya, M.D.

Leiv Takle Jr., M.D.

Member at Large
Arvind Gupta Valdosta, M.D.

Member at Large 
Sudha Tata, M.D.

International Medical Graduate (IMG) Section

The purpose of MAG's International Medical Graduate (IMG) Section is to encourage the support and active participation of international medical graduates in the Medical Association of Georgia and its IMG section as well as the various local/county medical societies and the American Medical Association.

The IMG section provides a forum for international medical graduates in organized medicine, promotes the purpose, objectives and goals of MAG and promotes the involvement of international medical graduates in shaping the future of organized medicine.

The IMG section is led by a Governing Council and has delegate seats at the MAG House of Delegates.

MAG members who are international medical graduates are automatically represented in the IMG section.

Discussion topics

  • Hello:

    I have completed 12 months of ACGME approved Family Medicine residency training, I was granted credit for 32 wks due to medical injury, I took medical leave which disrupted my education. I am in the process of preparation to take my Step 3 at the end of this month of Feb 2019.

    My school is in the California recognized list, American University of Antigua College of Medicine, Antigua & Barbados, according to a law from 2010 for IMGs with 12 months of ACGME approved training is qualify for a GA license to practice medicine in my state.

    Could someone help me to confirm this please? I want to know if I should go ahead and pay the $500 to process the license request in my state of GA? 12 months of PGY1 do I qualify?


    I need to complete my training to become BE/BC.
    I have 15 years of US Navy medical training as an Independent Duty Corpsman, trauma, ACLS/PALS/PHTLS/EMT as well as Instructor trainer training, MBA in Healthcare Management, and I seek the opportunity to complete my training and continue to serve where I am needed best. 


    Thank you very much for your time and assistance.

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    Residency Opportunity in GA
    December 14, 2018
    Hello. I am looking for Residency in GA, if anyone can be of any assistance it would be very much appreciated. I am a hardworking mom and I really need to get on with my career so that I can come up out of this financial rut. I am happy with family medicine or Internal Medicine. I am an IMG passed Step 1 and 2, CS/CK and I am ECFMG certified. Thank you in advance.