Take any highly successful person and chances are that person had a mentor to guide his or her journey, but when Kenyan-born Azan Virji set out to obtain a world-class medical education in the United States, he didn’t know whose path he could follow.
If you need support from a mental health professional, you can find a mental health provider in your area through the county and state resources listed below available within the Northeast Region.
“You have to make these really extreme clinical decisions at times where you are like I don't have enough information to decide what’s the best for this patient but I’m so grateful for all the training that I have had, for my mentors and colleagues from other states.” - Sharmin Amjad
Principal involved in designing a state of the art innovative school in California
How a medical student created an organization to assist disadvantaged medical students with mentoring
During the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, when personal protective equipment (PPE) was scarce and in order to curtail the spread of the virus, patient interaction with medical care providers and visitation by family and loved ones was extremely limited at facilities. Many of the sick did not see an unmasked person or sunlight for weeks. To compound this trauma, patients invariably had to make difficult decisions about life support while surviving this disaster all on their own. It was during these difficult times, that a dynamic duo of friends came up with the idea of donating iPads to hospitals in order to allow isolated COVID-19 patients to virtually visit medical staff, family, and friends.
“Stay safe while you do the job you have been called upon to do. Your skill set, your knowledge, and your abilities are too valuable during this time of great need. As a front-liner, you are not expendable.”
A physician treating coronavirus patients becomes infected herself. Her story from both sides, as savior and victim.
Residents of Chicago and New York describe their harrowing experiences of being infected with COVID-19. There are lessons for all of us in their stories.
Students and entrepreneurs join a venture offering gift cards that will provide cash to small companies struggling under the lockdown.
Blood donations: a civic duty to help preserve life, and how the New York Jamat has supported this endeavor.
While the United States was settling into the initial stages of a global pandemic and lockdown, three Ismaili musicians gathered on March 27 to deliver a virtual concert to a national and global audience. Fitoor the Band aims to preserve traditional South Asian music using contemporary influences and keep age-old musical traditions alive for younger and older generations.