Association of Physicians of Pakistani-Descent of North America (DMV Chapter)
The APPNA DMV Chapter is a non-profit organization whose members are Physicians that are residents of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. They and their families endeavor to contribute to the well-being of the community through their scientific, medical, cultural and philanthropic actions. APPNA is a national organization with chapters in many states.
As a professional, nonpolitical, equal opportunity organization which promotes excellence in healthcare, research, education, and humanitarian activities, our Vision is to further the mission of APPNA by increasing the networking opportunities among members, foster education of latest scientific development and education in the field of medicine and delivery of better healthcare. We also aim to encourage medical education and delivery of better health care in Pakistan and strive to educate and inform local political leaders in problems confronted by the medical community in general and Pakistani-American physicians in particular.
Goals and Objectives
APPNA DMV members serve in various community organizations, free clinics and collaborate with national and international organizations on projects impacting the wellbeing of the community locally, nationally and internationally. Below are a few objectives of our chapter.
To support medical education and research
To form a peer group for support and career development of physicians of Pakistani origin in the DMV
To facilitate better understanding and relations amongst Pakistani physicians/community and people of the DMV
To institute mechanisms for cooperation with other medical organizations in the DMV
To help in the orientation and adjustment of medical students and medical school graduates from Pakistan entering the US medical system in the DMV by a variety of manners, including the development of a mentoring program
To cooperate with medical schools and hospitals in Pakistan in ongoing continuing medical education by arranging lecture tours, conferences and workshops
To participate in medical relief and other charitable activities both in Pakistan and in North America
To advocate for political issues affecting our profession and human rights
To expose our youth to the political system as well as involve them in charitable work and other activities
To promote creative endeavours in our community
To arrange social events in the local community to improve awareness in our younger generation
Please help support APPNA DMV in any capacity you can! Your financial contributions are tax-deductible and help us support and raise funds for various charitable causes throughout the year and beyond. Thank you for your support!
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Tel: +1 412-725-7140
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