NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine Student Chapter

Muslim Student Association (MSA)

Mission: The Muslim Student Association aims to promote cultural and religious tolerance within the school community by providing resources for members to be able to practice and apply their religion. The MSA aims to encourage faith alongside medical education so that it may be integrated into our lives as healthcare professionals.

National Organization: http://www.msanational.org/

Our Chapter: The NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine MSA Student Chapter exists to provide guidance to students on campus by discussing religion alongside our lives and within the medical practices. During the year, club meetings are held in which speakers are invited. Such speakers may include private practice physicians, or even religious experts.The MSA holds a variety of events throughout the year, all of which students of any faith are welcome to take part in. During the month of Ramadan, the MSA holds iftaars for those who are fasting. In addition, the MSA hosts an Eid Banquet on campus to celebrate the holiday with the school community.

Dues: Free Membership


Member Position Email
Abdul Mirza President amirza02@nyit.edu
Nabeel Minhas Vice President nminhas@nyit.edu
Alae Kawam Secretary akawam@nyit.edu
Alizeh Yasin Treasurer ayasin01@nyit.edu
Events Coordinator
National Liaison
 Waleed Bashir 2nd Year Representative  wbashir@nyit.edu
Linda Darroch-Short Adviser ldarroch@nyit.edu

 

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MSA Eid Banquet – Minutes

The MSA held its Eid Banquet on Octoboer 30th, 2013 from 5:30 – 8:00 pm in William Auditorium. The night’s events started with an afternoon prayer. This was followed by an introduction to what the holiday means to Muslims who celebrate it, and how such remembrance should take part in our daily lives. In addition, some students chose to […]

MSA Prayer Area Cleanup – Minutes

The MSA held its prayer area cleanup event on Friday, October 18th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Muslim students on campus regularly use the prayer space generously provided to them at the top of stairwell B in Riland, and it has been a growing complaint that the area has been increasingly dirty. The purpose of this event was to give […]

MSA Introductory Meeting

The MSA held its first meeting on Thursday, August 29th from 12 – 1 pm in William Auditorium. The meeting started off with an introduction of the organization’s members and the roles that they played. A first year representative was chosen during this meeting. Plans for the year were discussed with the student population, including a cleanup project, holiday […]

Muslim Student Association (MSA)- Guest Speaker Dr. Chaudhury

Muslim Student Association (MSA) General Assembly Meeting with Guest Speaker Dr. Chaudhury 9/20/2012, 12pm-1pm, Riland Auditorium I.)Members or those interested in hearing guest speaker sign in. II.)No previous minutes because this was the first meeting of the year. III.) President introduced speaker. President also asked anyone interested in becoming first year representative to let him […]

MSA – March Meeting Minutes

MSA held its third general meeting on March 28, 2012 in NYCOM I Auditorium. This meeting was held for elections. The roles of each position were discussed. We had one candidate for each position and were able to fill each position. The new executive board consists of: President- Yasir Saleem, Vice-President- Arif Husain, Secretary- Dezheen […]

MSA 2nd Meeting – Minutes

MSA held its second general meeting with a combined meeting with AMWA on November 9, 2011 at 12 pm at William Rogers Auditorium. Dr. Abu-Sbaih came to have a discussion about being a woman in medicine and her religious views and how it plays into her practice of medicine. All e-board was present. Vice president, […]

MSA 1st Meeting – Minutes

The first general body meeting for MSA was held on November 3, 2011. The meeting was held in Mollie Rogers auditorium at 12 pm. All e-board was present. Introduction was given by president, Nabras Ahmed. Elections were held for two first year representatives. The responsibilities of the positions were explained. Two first years ran and […]

NYCOM Students Take Part in Ramadan

As the school year had begun over a month ago in August, many Muslim students had begun fasting for the month of Ramadan. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It is the month of fasting. During these 29-30 days, Muslims are to refrain from eating, drinking and some other activities from sunrise […]

SGA Activities Fair

Make a Difference, Get Involved! The SGA Activities Fair is a great way for students to learn more about the active organizations present on the NYCOM campus.  Each organization will have its own table where students can sign up to become members or inquire about organization activities that take place throughout the year.  The Activities […]

Mental Health Counseling is Available to all NYITCOM Students

Confidential mental health and professional counseling is available to all NYITCOM students to assist them in coping with the stresses of medical school. Counseling services are available through the NYITCOM Academic Health Care Center and the NYIT Counseling and Wellness Center. A. NYITCOM’s Academic Health Care Center provides mental health counseling services. Students can schedule […]

 

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