NAAMA MI President Dr. Fawaz along with board members and members at large held a private meeting with the founding Dean of Oakland university- William Beaumont School of medicine Dr. Robert Folberg on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester. The meeting aimed at building bridges between OU-WBSOM and NAAMA MI. The meeting covered many topics of discussion including the innovative and novel curriculum being taught at the school of Medicine, cultural sensitivity and awareness, international outreach, and potential partnerships between NAAMA MI and OU-WBSOM. This was followed by a private tour of the school guided by the Dean himself. The Dean with his staff went to great lengths to ensure the visit was informative, productive and educational. “I believe creating and nurturing these types of relationships between NAAMA MI and higher academic institutions will benefit both entities in the long run” stated Dr. Fawaz.