Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Who are the current board members of AMMA USA?
President: Fizan Abdullah Hagura – AMMA.President@ahmadiyya.us
Vice President: Naeem Lughmani – AMMA.VP@ahmadiyya.us
General Secretary: Mubashir A. Mumtaz – AMMA.GS@ahmadiyya.us
Finance Secretary: Nasir Tanauli – AMMA.Finance@ahmadiyya.us
Lajna Ima’illah USA Liaison: Khadijat Ogunbyi – firstname.lastname@example.org
Why should I join AMMA,USA?
1. To partake in the blessings of serving humanity under the banner and direction of Khilafat.
2. To network among the national and international Ahmadi Muslim Medical Community.
3. To participate in the governance of the Association.
4. To be available for Waqf e Arzi abroad and Humanity First USA initiatives
5. To strive with one another in good works in supporting and educating each other as medical professionals, students, members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, and the healthcare structure established worldwide by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.
Who is allowed to join AMMA, USA?
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Medical Association (AMMA) USA is a professional medical organization functioning under Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA., with Ameer Jamaat USA as its patron.
We would love to have you be a part of our AMMA membership. We welcome
all healthcare professionals and students to join.
What is the annual membership subscription due?
Practicing Physician – $500 – MD, MBBS, DO, DDS, DPM
Allied Health Professional – $100.00 – including certified Homeopathic
Resident / Fellow Physician – $100.00 Residents and Fellows currently in training
Student Membership – $25.00 – Administrative Fee Only
Existing Lifetime Membership – $25.00 – Administrative Fee Only
Lifetime Membership – $7,500.00 – Lifetime AMMA Membership
Where can I pay the annual membership subscription due?
Step 1: Complete the jot form: https://form.jotform.com/222449301937154
Step 2: Pay yearly dues under “subscriptions” to complete your registration at https://chanda.ahmadiyya.us/subscriptions-and-orders
Where does the money generated from the annual membership subscription dues get placed?
Alhamdulillah, the dues generated from AMMA members are placed towards various areas, including supplies for established Jamaat healthcare infrastructure, scholarships for students, and are used for distribution to those in need of healthcare services worldwide.
Subscriptions also go towards our Waqf e Arzi (volunteer) efforts and infrastructure donations to the various clinics we serve worldwide.
Why is the fee $500 for practicing physicians?
The fee structure has been set for practicing physicians for more than a decade at $500. The new officers who were approved in September 2022 reviewed the fee structure including past commitments made to members by the Association for lifetime memberships ($7500 each). After feedback and debate, the officers did not change the fee schedule. The officers did agree to enhanced focused use of the dues towards service to humanity projects, provision of healthcare for underserved populations, educational loan function of the Association in addition to supporting the other background activities of the AMMA including student scholarships towards the #MSLM conference. The AMMA leadership felt in person conference attendance costs should be borne by individuals using those facilities as much as possible.
Are the annual subscription dues and professional conference fees tax deductible?
AMMA, USA is a non-profit entity within the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, USA. Please consult your tax accountant as you would for any contribution you make to a non-profit organization to discuss your itemization process.
The professional conference is designed to enhance your professional knowledge and skills. The primary attendee should consult your tax accountant to discuss itemization and deductions for your registration fee, personal travel, hotel, and food expenses.
How does one participate in supporting AMMA, USA committee work?
Once officially registered with your paid annual subscription rate, you can volunteer and join any of our committees.
We currently have 8 committees collaboratively working to create the best experience for our members.
How often are the meetings held?
We have monthly Zoom meetings on the first of every month at 8 pm Eastern.
If the first of the month falls on a weekend, the meeting will be at 10 am Eastern.
Is there an annual in-person meeting?
An annual meeting will be held at the 2023 Ahmadiyya Muslim Convention USA in Harrisburg, PA.
We also have a yearly educational and professional conference #MSLM. Head to our conference page to learn more.
Why is there an annual educational conference? Why should I attend?
New knowledge leads to innovation and is essential for any profession to develop and prosper. The conference allows for learning and professional development. Sessions also allow for robust networking and mentoring opportunities.
How do I seek assistance for residency in America? Can AMMA help me with residency placement in America if I am a foreign graduate?
We provide as much guidance as possible with our mentorship committee and do our best to guide you with your educational goals.
We, unfortunately, cannot guarantee any residency matches or placements for any national or international graduate.
Can AMMA mentor me as a pre-medical/allied health professional student? Are mentors available?
Alhamdulillah, we have a dedicated committee that assigns mentors to mentees and coordinates the mentorship program.
How do I sign up for a volunteer medical mission ( Waqf e Arzi)?
We are appreciative of your dedication to serving humanity. For more information, please contact Dr. Naeem Lughmani (AMMA.VP@ahmadiyya.us) who is Chair of the AMMA Service to Humanity Committee and Dr. Mubashir Mumtaz (AMMA.GS@ahmadiyya.us) who is the Chair of the AMMA Waqf e Arzi committee.
What are the qualifications for a medical mission candidate?
We welcome all healthcare professionals and recommend you contact our chairperson for the AMMA Waqf e Arzi Committee Dr. Mubashir Mumtaz (AMMA.GS@ahmadiyya.us), to share your interest, skill set, and availability.
We also recommend contacting our AMMA Service to Humanity Committee Dr. Naeem Lughmani (AMMA.VP@ahmadiyya.us), and our Humanity First Student Organization liaisons at https://humanityfirststudents.org/get-involved/
When and where are the upcoming medical missions?
By the Grace of Allah, our members serve in various countries including Ghana, Liberia, Guatemala, and Pakistan. For Waqf e Arzi, please contact our chairperson for Waqf e Arzi Dr. Mumtaz (AMMA.GS@ahmadiyya.us)
For Humanity First Student Organization Missions, please head to https://app.managedmissions.com/OurTrips/6266.
What steps are required for partaking in a medical mission?
Vaccines, generating funds for airfare, up-to-date passport, credentials, parental consent if under 18 years of age
How long has AMMA, USA, existed?
Under the auspicious guidance of the third Khalifa of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Hadhrat Mirza Nasir Ahmad (rh), the United States was blessed in 1970 to begin AMMA USA.
How is AMMA, USA, different from Humanity First USA?
As an association, AMMA is the human resource in supporting the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA with all its healthcare missions and efforts, including Humanity First USA. Our members have led several missions for Humanity First and have contributed actively as healthcare personnel.
Where can I see a copy of the AMMA, USA Constitution?
Is AMMA USA on social media? Can I tag AMMA in my posts showcasing my volunteering?
AMMA USA currently has its social media presence on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Linkedin
Please feel free to tag us when highlighting your professional efforts. We ask that all Waqf e Arzi posts follow the safety guidelines established by the Jamaat. If in doubt, please contact us for more information via direct message on our social media handles.
https://www.linkedin.com/company/ahmadiyya-muslim-medical-association-amma-usa/?viewAsMember=true Ahmadiyya Muslim Medical Association, USA
Do I need to be a formally paid registered member to participate in AMMA, USA activities, and conferences?
We welcome all Ahmadi Muslim healthcare professionals and students to join us in all of our activities and conferences. We highly encourage all interested to register to become an AMMA USA member in order to participate in actively subscribed members’ privileges. Membership with your Ahmadiyya Muslim Community ID code is required to receive the secure links for committee and monthly general meetings.
Can I still join AMMA, USA, if I have a medical degree even though I am not actively engaged as a medical practitioner in America?
We welcome all personnel with medical degrees and health-related backgrounds.
Can students interested in the healthcare profession join AMMA, USA?
We welcome all students interested in the healthcare industry to register and join us today.