As an internal medicine or general medicine doctor, you’ve got your hands full. With all of the disciplines and topics you have to be skilled in treating and diagnosing, it can be hard keeping up with the local medical community. The Southwest Association of Nigerian Physicians is dedicated to helping Nigerian physicians stay connected with the medical community. We understand that working a lot and being away from home can cause you to feel isolated from the medical community, which is part of the reason why the association was founded.
Joining the Association
Joining the association can help you to feel more connected with both the medical community around you and Nigerian culture, which may be difficult when you leave home to start your career somewhere else—no matter your background.
When you join the association, you can connect with fellow Nigerian colleagues who relate to you in terms of career goals and cultural background and you can be more involved in the medical community. Some of the benefits of joining include more educational opportunities, the ability to attend yearly and quarterly gatherings, and the opportunity to mentor children and young professionals throughout the community all while celebrating Nigerian culture—something that can be lost when moving to a new country. The association welcomes physicians from all backgrounds, including internal or general medicine. Another great benefit is that potential patients will see you as more reputable since you’ll be held accountable once you join.
How Does an Internal Medicine Doctor Help the Community?
Internal medicine doctors serve a valuable role in the community because they help the adult community with general medical issues, adult diseases, and other common illnesses and injuries. Without internal doctors, most people would have to frequently visit an emergency room or urgent care center for basic care—internal medicine doctors alleviate the need for this.
Internal medicine doctors can help you with things like:
The flu or common cold
Internal medicine doctors are available to help you with many basic health needs as well, such as yearly checkups and routine vaccines. Internal medicine doctors who are a part of the Southwest Association of Nigerian Physicians can help you stay on track health-wise.
Interested in Joining?
If you’re a Nigerian physician in the southwest region looking to join the Southwest Association of Nigerian Physicians, contact us today! With us, you’ll join a community of like-minded colleagues and provide your patients an easier way of finding you, so what are you waiting for?
We’re dedicated to giving back to every member of our communities. Our association relies on donations in order to do our part and help our patients be successful. We appreciate any donation you can make.