• I can't believe my luck! I was truly fortunate to have attended this seminar. The presenters readily shared inside information, that was so valuable. It very realistically defined where each one of us stood on the road to residency, and highlighted how much effort each one of us needed in order to get where we wanted. The most amazing thing was, that each person's concerns were individually addressed in the Q & A session. Now I have a very clear idea of what my next step has to be. And I am more determined than ever to get there! I cannot thank the presenters and the administration enough. 

    Mehreen Iqbal
  • Firstly, thank you all for a wonderful conference in Barbados.  The educational content and speakers were excellent and in addition the opportunity for networking was a great bonus.  Your hard work and its success was very evident.

    Sohail Sachak
  • I cannot express the profound impact IMI has had on my life: from the incredible opportunity to serve on the Arbaeen Medical Mission to the insightful career guidance and special programs for Young Leaders that I’ve benefitted from!

    Mohammed Akbar
  • If InshAllah, I secure a residency in the upcoming match, I will owe the organizers and the speakers at the seminar more than they will take credit for. 

    Annie Agha
  • I just wanted to say thanks to everyone on this list for what proved to be a truly life-altering experience.  It was terrific working with all of you, except Farhaj...But seriously, Naeema and some of my other classmates know rather well that I had allowed medical school and the residency process to make me cynical and tired.  I'm happy to say though, that after a week of truly hard work, emotional challenge, and actually helping some people, I have returned home feeling refreshed and renewed.  As corny as this all sounds, I'm actually excited to be a doctor again.  I can't thank you all enough for that. So I'm hooked on relief work.  I hope that I have more opportunities to help in situations like this, and if possible, to work with you all again.

    P. Pratcha (IMI Relief: Haiti)
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ACLS/BLS Training Iraq


A particular highlight of IMI’s Third Delegation to Iraq was the first Basic Life Support/Advanced Cardiac Life Support (BLS/ACLS) training course in Iraq's national history. During this course, IMI delegates trained and certified 45 professionals from Najaf and the surrounding area at Al Sadr Hospital. A Karbala session was also held to train 50 - 60 candidates in BLS/ACLS. The training team was comprised of Dr. Imran Imam, Dr. Fatima Ali, Dr. Usama Al Kanani, Dr. Hasan Gokal, and Dr. Barkat Jaferi.

Additional courses have been arranged subsequently for a range of audiences. For example, IMI was instrumental in conducting a BLS course for police officers at Najaf Police Academy in cooperation with Al-Anwer Al-Najafia Foundation for Culture and Progress on Monday 8th August, 2011. Most recently, multiple BLS/ACLS training courses were held in January 2013 with a total of 104 senior level medical students from Kufa University and Karbala University Schools of Medicine. As always course attendees received American Heart Association Certification. Dr. Imran Imam, Dr. Azmat Husain and Dr. Rafid Umran conducted the training. Students received extensive training in running megacodes, airway management, and AED and Defibrillator training.