International Medical Graduates' Path to a Family Medicine Career

January 5, 2022
Zoom | 6:30-8 pm ET | , ,


International medical graduates (IMGs)—physicians who attended medical school outside the United States and Canada—are a significant (25%) and growing segment of this country’s physician workforce. IMGs are prominent in primary care, caring for vulnerable populations, and in health professional shortage areas.

Nearly 80% of IMGs are not U.S. citizens when they begin residency, which often creates particular challenges that U.S.-born residents don’t face.

Come with your questions to ask a panel of accomplished IMG family physicians and benefit from their paths to success. Discussion topics will focus on adjusting to the U.S. healthcare system, finding mentors, immigration issues, networking, finding fellowships, applying for jobs, and more.


Meghana Swamy, MD, MSc

PGY-1, McLaren Flint Family Medicine Residency
MAFP Resident Ambassador
M.S. Ramaiah Medical College, India, 2016


Vijaya Arun Kumar, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Associate Director, Global Health Section / IEM Fellowship
Co-Director, Global Health Research Collaborative
Research Director, Harper University Hospital Emergency Department
Department of Emergency Medicine, Wayne State University

Fatin Sahhar, MD, FAAFP
Associate Program Director, Detroit Medical Center Family Medicine Residency
Clinical Associate Professor, Wayne State University School of Medicine
Chair, Member Engagement Committee, MAFP
Member, Student & Resident Education Committee, Family Medicine Foundation of Michigan
Detroit Medical Center Family Medicine Residency
University of Al-Mustansiriyah College of Medicine, Iraq

Uma Senthilkumar MD
Family Physician, Beaumont Northside Family Medicine, Detroit
St. Matthew's University School of Medicine, Grand Cayman, 2014
Eastern Virginia Medical School Family Medicine Residency, 2019
Staff Physician, Integrative Medicine, Beaumont Integrative Medicine, Royal Oak


Registration Information

Online registration ends 01/05/2022

Contact Information

Denna Bunting, MAFP Meeting Planner

[email protected]


There is no cost to participate.


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