WELCOME TO IMASC: Indian Medical Association of Southern California.
The Indian Medical Association of Southern California(IMASC) was founded in 1979 and is a well established non-profit, tax-exempt professional organization with physician members drawn from Orange, Riverside, Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties. Our members are leaders in academic medicine, spearhead leading edge research and represent your interests at organizations like the CMA and OCMA. The IMASC organizes continuing medical education activities in the form of monthly and annual education seminars. We are also a member of the Network of Ethnic Physician Organizations, a project of California Medical Association Foundation. MASC constitutes the local chapter of the American Association of Physicians of India, the largest national organization of ethnic physicians representing more than 41,000 physicians. Our Annual Convention is attended by over 500 physician members and their guests including professionals and political dignitaries.
ISome of the highlights of the Convention include a CME program “Recent Advances in Medicine”,exhibits, gala banquet, and a cultural program. We honor physicians, medical students and residents with Physician of the Year Award, Distinguished Physician for Community Service Award, Outstanding Research Awards and Individual Scholarship Awards.The charitable affairs of the IMASC include health fairs, health clinics, support of organizations like Pratham and Ekal Vidyalaya, Disaster relief etc. We plan to expand our outreach programs to show our strong commitment to the community and to our members.
It is a privilege and honor to serve as president of IMASC. I am thankful to all past presidents for their hard work to bring the organization where it is today.
As times are changing, there are challenges we will likely face in the coming year. However, I am hopeful that we together can overcome such challenges. We are stronger together and there is always room for improvement.
I urge all members to think as if “you are president” and send at least one or more suggestions that you would like to see implemented to make this organization even better.After all, success is knowing that we did our best to make IMASC reach its maximum potential.
We should definitely continue to engage in more activities for a higher cause and help the community that gave us many wonderful opportunities and community of origin. I believe f ... view more