Who We Are
Australian Indian Medical Graduates Association [AIMGA] (formerly called OAMGA)
AIMGA is an association of doctors in Australia established in 1981 and Incorporated in NSW Australia 1992,which works as an instrument to protect and
enhance the professional interests of its members, and promotes harmonious relationship among
its members, between its members and members of other medical associations in Australia and
helps create a good citizenship among its members. Membership is open to all doctors, whether
qualified in an overseas medical school or an Australian medical school.
Right Side Photo-The Honourable Gordon J Samuels and his wife,the Governor of New South Wales ,Guest of Annual dinner year 1996. The below photo 1996 EC committee.
To help enhance the knowledge of medical and allied health sciences among its members.
To protect the honour, interests and well being of its members.
To promote a cohesive work relation between its members and other professional medical
To organize regular CME meetings and other meetings, one of which is the Annual General
Meeting [AGM], along with annual dinner. Office bearers are elected in the AGM.
To publish CME newsletters.
To organize conferences, both national and overseas, to enhance and maintain the
professional standards of its members.
To promote better understanding between its members and states & federal medical
institutions and other professional associations.
To liaise with other professional bodies like State Medical Boards, Australian Medical
Council [AMC], Australian Medical Association [AMA], National Office of Overseas Skills
Recognition [NOOSR], Community Relations Council, and Australian Doctors Trained
Overseas [ADTO] to help achieve a fair go for its current and potential future members..
AIMGA works very hard to have a fair process for the registration of overseas trained doctors. It had numerous consultations with the Australian Medical Council [AMC] to formulate a fair pattern of the AMC examinations. Recognizing the contributions from AIMGA, AMC appointed one of our members [Dr Hemchander Rao] to its appeals committee. Australian Medical Association has recognized the significance of AIMGA and a nominee of AIMGA is co-opted as a member to the AMA NSW council.