Being the Change

2018-19 BTC Calendar: Ahmad Abdul-Ali


SEPTEMBERJMU played a pivotal role in Ahmad Abdul- Ali’s journey from refugee to medical resident. As a child, he fled war-torn Kabul for northern Afghanistan. After his family was accepted into a refugee education program, he moved to Virginia where he eventually attended JMU as a Centennial Scholar. The university’s academic rigor in health sciences, biology and chemistry classes prepared him well for the five-year medical surgery residency he is currently completing at the University of Michigan Medical School. “Surgery can change people in positive ways, and I want to be a part of that,” says Ahmad, who plans to repay the people at JMU who helped him achieve his goal of a medical degree by someday providing his services in a Virginia community.

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Published: Friday, November 8, 2019

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 22, 2020

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