Dear FJ Alumni,
I am honored to serve as the president of FJ Alumni association for 2019. FJMCAANA is very unique because it is the only entirely female association. Our alumni’s previous council members have worked very hard over the years. Although our alumni membership has grown, we still have long ways to go. Our mission for this year is to encourage more members to pay for annual or lifetime membership.
I encourage all members to participate in different APPNA projects and committees.
In previous years, our alumni donated an e-library to our FJMU. This year, we have been able to donate $8,000 for our scholarship committee at FJMU. These scholarships are given to deserving medical students. We have also donated $6,000 to AFJOG (Association of Fatima Jinnah Old Graduates) to support treatment programs like hepatitis in Lahore.
Our most important upcoming project for this year is to collect funds for the new Mother and Child Hospital which will be constructed in Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in Lahore. Depending on the amount of funds we are able to raise, our goal is support one room in the new hospital building.
As the president of FJMCAANA 2019-2020, I plan to work sincerely with our executive committee and members to start an educational symposium on an annual basis at our alma matter. I visited Pakistan in 2018 and gave two talks, one on a Cystic Fibrosis update and another on Career Counseling for obtaining residency in the United States. These were well received by the medical students, post graduates, and faculty.
This year, I would like to take six to eight members and organize a symposium in FJMU, Lahore, Pakistan. I appreciate the continued support of the executive council and the members of this alumni.
Nighat F Mehdi, MD, FAAP FCCP
FJMCAA EXECUTIVE COUNCIL , 2019 – 2020
Nighat Mehdi, MD - Class of 1986
Hibba Haider, MD - Class of 1997
Fizza Salim, MD - Class of 1996
Shagufta Jabeen, MD - Class of 1986
Immediate Past President