NAAMA Michigan is in the process of developing a tri level mentorship program where students, residents and fellows will have access to a network of members who are interested in offering guidance and assistance in their education and training.

Starting with the student section, members from NAAMA students visited several high schools and colleges. The goal is to offer guidance to high school and allied health students through their career planning.

On the other hand, NAAMA students are provided with a multitude of opportunities ranging from professionalism and mentorship to involvement with charitable causes and social events.

Residents and fellows as well will have an access to a network of Arab American physicians and academicians from across the nation. This system will not only impart mentoring by well-established physicians, but it will also help provide access to research opportunities nationwide, out-of-state rotations, and exciting opportunities to travel abroad and experience the medical profession in the Middle East.

If you are interested in becoming involved in this mentorship program please email naamami@naamami.com.

Virtual Mentorship

Towards the end of 2004, our chapter was visited by a delegation from the Palestinian Red Crescent from Hebron. This visit was helpful in evaluating the needs of the health care system in Palestine and to identify the means to help.

We will implement a series of steps to help hospitals in Palestine starting with a “virtual” partner program where physicians in Hebron will have a NAAMA member with the same specialty as a consultant.

We hope that this relationship will evolve and eventually our chapter will be able to help with training and externships for Palestinian physicians here in the United States.

Specialties needed are: Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Histopathology, Anesthesia, Internal medicine, Cardiology, General surgery, Neurosurgery, Urology, and Gynecology.

If you are interested in becoming involved in this mentorship program please email naamami@naamami.com.