The Islamic Medical Association (IMA) at the UNC School of Medicine is a student-run organization that strives to represent Muslim students at UNC, foster campus and community-wide engagement with Islam and Muslims, and provide Muslim students with a community for both academic and spiritual support.

Our main goals are to:

  • Provide a platform that promotes dialogue and understanding about the role religion plays in health and healthcare.
  • Raise awareness about Muslim patient populations and the diversity in thought and tradition across the Islamic world
  • Serve as an educational avenue to address and eliminate misconceptions about Islam
  • Bring together medical students through volunteerism, social activities, and religious services.
  • Provide mentorship for students pursuing career paths in medicine


Interested in joining? Have any questions? Email or

Faculty advisors are: Dr. Beat Steiner and Dr. Narges Farahi