SAMA Professional Committee 2011.2012

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A presentation by Ayman E. Ahmed, General Surgery Resident, University of Minnesota in SAMA Annual Meeting, held on 9.1.2012, Chicago

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SAMA Professional Committee 2011.2012

  1. 1. SAMA Professional Development Supporting Match ApplicantsAchievements over the last year Ayman Ahmed, MBBS
  2. 2. Activities
  3. 3. Observership / LORPS / CV review Interview skills workshop (SAMA 3rd annual meeting)Providing career advice to Residency Match Applicants through
  4. 4. Observership / LOR
  5. 5. • Started July 2010• Link applicant with sudanese attendings• Goals – USCE (for CV) – LOR
  6. 6. Flow of work 1. Applicant: – Send a request • Website • Email: match@sama-sd.org
  7. 7. Database
  8. 8. – First come first serve2. Contact attending3. Contact applicant after approval
  9. 9. Figure 6. Number of observerships by SAMA since July 2010 50 waiting 40 0 12 10 referred (awaiting 1 confirmation) 2Number of Observerships 30 unsuccessful 20 successful 31 30 10 0 2010.2011 2011.2012
  10. 10. • Obstacles: – Lack of man power for coordination / residency (working to improve) – Communication – No. of volunteer attending (not all states covered)
  11. 11. • Special thanks for sponsoring observerships to – Abdalla Zarroug, MD, FACS, FAAP, Rochester, MN – Khalid Ahmed, MD, FACP, Flint, MI. – Seif Alasad, MD, Flint, MI – Tahir Mohamed, MD, Detroit, MI – Mohamed Elfatih Bashir, PhD, Chicago, IL – Dr. Khalid Baashom, MD, Detroit, MI
  12. 12. PS / CV review
  13. 13. Personal Statement (PS) Review• Each personal statement is reviewed by 1-2 physicians who provide feedback to the applicant
  14. 14. • Application through – previews@sama-sd.org Run by: Dr. Mohamed Gaffer Elhassan
  15. 15. Interview skills workshop(SAMA 3rd annual meeting)
  16. 16. • Bad AF + good interview =• Good AF + bad interview=• Will be 5 - 7 pm
  17. 17. • Dr. Abdalla Yousif (IM, PD Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy, NJ)• Dr. Abdalla Zarroug (Assist Prof., Peds Surg, Mayo, Rochester, MN)• Dr. Dalia Bashir (R4, Peds, Hershey, PA)• Dr. Nizar Talaat (R4, IM, Res fellow, Detroit, MI)• Dr. Abubakr Ali (R3, Surg, Detroit, MI)• Elnasif Ahmed (R3, Radiology, Detroit, MI)• Faris Elkhider (R3, IM, Detroit, MI)• Yassin Mustafa (R3, IM, Alexandria, VA)
  18. 18. • Personal statement ready• Feed back (oral & assessment form)• Video taping (optional)
  19. 19. career advice
  20. 20. SAMA website
  21. 21. Facebook page
  22. 22. – SAMA Match Applicant Program during SAMA Annual Meeting Sessions.
  23. 23. Lectures in Sudan – Road to Residency • coordinated by the SAMA chapter in Sudan led by Alaa Elkhider (TA, Dept of Medicine, U of K)
  24. 24. 1. Research opportunities – Pre-existing researches – Sudanese attendings’ researches – SAMA’s researches – Short period Vs long term
  25. 25. 2. Medical student clerkship – Great impact on AF – 1-3 months – Mayo clinic (step1) – Attendings help needed
  26. 26. 3. Organized schedule for observership – Applicants/period – Period length /attending – Available months/attending
  27. 27. attending Available Periods’ Applicants/ Offered months length period spotsX Jan, March- 1 week 1 2 (April)(email) August, 1 (June)(Phone No.) October 3 (August(location)(specialty)Y April - 2-4 weeks 2-3 1 ( April)(email) December 2 (July)(Phone No.) 1(August)(location)(specialty)
  28. 28. 3. Organized schedule for observership – Attending notification – Facilitate the work (who to contact and at which time) – Less efforts, more outcome
  29. 29. 4. Step 2CS workshops – Why? – When, Where, Whom?

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