Cultural Goals of the Southwest Association of Nigerian Physicians
A big part of the Southwest Association of Nigerian Physicians is our appreciation for, practice of, and immersion into Nigerian culture. We understand that moving far away from home can be daunting and can isolate us from our culture. Our dedicated association has cultural goals in place to promote our culture no matter where our members are practicing medicine in the southwest.
Expressing Nigerian Pride in Our New Homes
While we all share the trait of having moved to the United States to seek more opportunities, none of us want to give up on Nigerian culture altogether. We have pride in our homeland and want to express it here in our new homes. We display Nigerian pride within our association in many ways. From having traditional dance performances at our events to sharing music, artwork, and mutual appreciation with one another, our members find many ways to uphold Nigerian culture in the United States.
We also invite other Nigerian physicians to speak at our events, including the famed Dr. Omalu who studied concussions in the National Football League and who the movie “Concussion” starring Will Smith is based upon. We bring Nigerian physicians together to communicate, collaborate, and celebrate our homeland’s culture.