The National Arab American Medical Association (NAAMA) is a nonprofit, nonpolitical, educational and humanitarian organization. Its members are medical professionals of Arab descent or those who have a close affinity with individuals of Arabic origin or those who demonstrate a commitment to the mission and organizational objectives of NAAMA.
The objectives of NAAMA encompass a wide range of professional, educational, charitable, humanitarian and cultural activities.
Professional and Educational
To enhance the medical knowledge of the members of NAAMA, to contribute to the medical profession, and to support continuing medical education and research.
To promote professional relationships among members and organizations of the medical profession in North America and the Arab world.
To create friendly relationships among healthcare professionals who share a common background and who wish to perpetuate pride of heritage.
Charitable and Humanitarian
To support professional and educational activities aimed at health education and disease prevention in cooperation with community-based organizations and to support general humanitarian activities.
To provide and to help coordinate routine and emergency medical care to those in need in the Arab world.
To provide assistance where possible and to serve as an educational resource for medical students and healthcare-related post-graduate trainees of Arabic descent.
To sponsor speakers, grants, textbooks and other learning materials for medical schools in the Arab world.
Cultural Enhancement for Members and their Families
To create activities and programs for NAAMA’s youth that highlight their shared Arabic heritage and to foster community spirit.
To encourage and promote role models within the healthcare profession who inspire and guide the direction of NAAMA’s youth.
To recognize Arab artistic efforts and endeavors.