The Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) is a non-profit, non-political, educational and humanitarian organization. Its members are medical professionals of Syrian descent.
The objectives of SAMS encompass a range of professional, educational, humanitarian and cultural activities.
Professional and Educational
To organize the annual SAMS medical meeting both in North America and Syria.
To enhance the medical knowledge of the members of SAMS, to contribute to the medical profession, and to support continuing medical education.
To promote and organize professional relationships between SAMS members and medical organizations in North America and Syria.
To create friendly relationships among American physicians of Syrian descent.
To establish an official membership directory and a web page which can serve as a source of references and information.
To encourage and provide medical aid to needy patients of Syrian descent, and to organize donations of medicine and medical supplies to poor families in North America and Syria.
To coordinate donations of routine and emergency medical care in support of those in need in Syria.
To provide assistance to medical students and interns of Syrian descent.
To sponsor speakers, textbooks and other learning materials for needy medical students in Syria.
To create activities and programs for SAMS members which highlights their shared Syrian Heritage and to foster a community spirit.
Establishment of Affiliated Chapters
To aid in the establishment of chapters in various states when requested.
The chapters must subscribe to the highest ethical standards and principles advocated by SAMS and those in the medical profession.