What the Future Holds
March 18th, 2022
Last year, IMANA received hundreds of applications to its scholarship program. This year we’ve already seen a 12.5% increase, and it’s growing. To allow recommenders more time, we extended the application deadline to March 30. It’s clear that students are lining up for financial support because educational costs continue to soar.
It is a matter of concern when we couple the increased financial requests with the knowledge that the Association of American Medical Colleges says that the US could see an estimated shortage of between 37,800 and 124,000 physicians by 2034.. The United States will eventually see:
- More students in medical school in need of support
- Higher demands on existing healthcare providers
- Diminishing access to care within our borders
Therefore, vision matters. And why your support of IMANA is so critical for the future.
Dr. Aboumerhi remembers the days of being a student:
“Knowing I was supported, such as when I won an essay contest and received an IMANA award, was invaluable to me. Today is Match Day, a monumental moment when students learn their post-graduation residency assignment for the next three to seven years, Alhamdulillah. I’m looking forward to supporting those hoping to see this day in the future and those who celebrate it today.”
Guiding others through mentorship is an incredible way to grow as you serve. Helping someone else can help you strengthen your own skill sets and hear a different perspective in your field.
IMANA’s CME program offers our young professionals the opportunity to grow and learn in many ways. Our Learning Management System allows professionals to gain credits conveniently through quality content and keep track of all their CME credits in one location.
We’ll continue to increase our CME offerings with your support, providing free webinars, half to full day events, and an Annual Conference, such as the one this summer on Jekyll Island, Georgia, USA. IMANA’s conferences offer education and fun for the entire family as an added benefit!
When the world reels at atrocities such as Ukraine, IMANA will have the capacity to respond with medicines and supplies, such as in our Help Ukraine Stand campaign.
The road is long, but the path is clear. And we know one thing for sure: we’re thankful to have you on this journey with us!