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.