Mission: To create a greater interest in the national medical association; to aid and encourage the medical profession in its efforts to educate and serve the public in matters of sanitation and health; to develop and promote a national auxiliary program on health, education and legislation.
Programs: Convention and leadership conference: a convention is held each year to coincide with the national medical association's annual convention. The main purpose is to convene the house of delegates, which is our legislative body, at which time necessary business is conducted and officers are elected for the following year. In addition, educational workshops are held for the attendees and, whenever possible, scholarships are presented to the various scholarship recipients.
the national african american youth initiative (naayi) is the auxiliary's signature program that has been in existence for over 20 years. It is an 11 day residential program that provides scholarships for rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors across the nation to come to washington, dc for the purpose of being exposed to medical research and health care careers. It may appear this year that there was an excess of expenses over revenues. This is caused by timing differences. The actual expenses and revenue are closely related and there is very little excess revenue or excess expense over the course of the multi-year grants.
scholarship programs: the alma wells givens scholarships are awarded annually, in the amount of $4,000 each, to four worthy students - one at each of the following institutions: howard university college of medicine, washington, dc; meharry medical college, nashville, tn; charles drew university of medicine and science, los angeles, ca, and morehouse school of medicine, atlanta, ga. The omega mason/maude bisson scholarships are awarded annually, in the amount of $1,000 each, to two students in nursing. The jesse b. Barber, jr. , m. D. Memorial scholarships are awarded annually, in the amount of $5,000 each, to four worthy students - one at each of the following institutions: howard university college of medicine, meharry medical college; charles drew university of medicine and science, and morehouse school of medicine. Note: because of timing differences total scholarships may appear to be more or less.