SAMS’s Education Work

SAMS’s Education Committee and network of doctors in the United States and beyond connect and collaborate in order to create new programmings to help give Syrian medical professional opportunities to expand their knowledge and experience. Take a look at SAMS’s efforts to expand education and learning experiences for Syrians in need.


Syrian Scientific Research Club (SSRC)

In 2019, SAMS Education Committee launched a Virtual Education Series at the Syrian Student Scientific Research Club. This project is part of several diverse educational activities led by the committee to raise the level of scientific research and critical thinking skills of our colleagues at medical institutes.

John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Scholarship 

This program will provide a full scholarship to Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health for two individuals who have been displaced as a result of the conflict in Syria. 

MATCH Hosting Program

This program connects SAMS members with Syrian medical graduates during Match seasons (Residency and Fellowships) to help reduce match expenses. This programs connects over 60 volunteers with graduates in 45 cities around the United States.

Mentorship Program

This program allows Syrian American physicians to act as mentors to Syrian residency applicants. Mentors give guidance on residency processes and procedures in the US as the new graduates undergo trainings of their own.

Observership Program

This program seeks to assimilate International Medical Graduates (IMGs) to American medical practices in order to prepare them for residency. The follows American Medical Association Graduates (AMA-IMG) guidelines.

Online Education Projects

SAMS conducts multiple online lectures series. The workshops target Syrian medical students and Syrian physicians working in Syria. Lectures aim to help Syrian medical students and physicians inside Syria without access to continuous medical education.

Scholarship Program

This program supports Syrian medical residency applicants through the provision of interest-free loans. This program has provided more than 144 scholarships over the last ten years. Applications are now open. For more information, visit us here

Ultimate List Project

More than 25 Syrian residents volunteered to combine the previous experiences of the Syrian applicants in the Match to help the future Syrian applicants.


SAMS conducts 10-13 workshops throughout the year. These workshops are designed to help Syrian graduates get into training programs in the US. Many of these workshops are conducted in different cities across the US.

If you have any questions about our educational programs and how to join the education committee, please email us at [email protected] 

Book Drive for Syria

The SAMS Education Committee is organizing a book drive to collect medical textbooks and educational materials for students inside Syria.

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