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Welcome to BAMA website.

We decided to create this web site to provide members and visitors with information about social, educational and cultural activities of BAMA and the Burmese community in Southern California. This web site will serve as a window of communication for all the Burmese American health care professionals to connect with colleagues, make new friends and share information.

Please also follow us at Facebook BAMASoCal for update, events, and health education articles for Burmese American community. 


Residency Information Session on May 22, 2016

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Minute for Residency information session
We had the Residency Information Session on May 22, 2016 from 2 pm to 5 pm at SCBA Hall/ Dr. Zaw Tun’s clinic (Address: 629 E.Garvey Ave. Monterey Park, CA 91755). Thirteen residency candidates, 2 recently matched residents, and all EC Staff attended the session. One candidate came from Florida and another from Northern California. 
The program started with self-introduction of the applicants, followed by Dr. Than Lin describing about residency statistics, application timeline, resume and personal statement. Afterwards, Dr. Khine Khine Win discussed with applicants about interview preparation and application tips from various program directors. Then Dr Kyaw Moe and Dr. Mya Myo Aye described interviewers’ perspective on selecting the resident. Then two matched residents, Dr. Phoo Pwint Nandar and Dr. Phyo Thazin Myint spent the last half hour about their last-year application experience. There were handouts about ERAS timeline, interview questions, sample resume and sample personal statements. It concluded at 4 pm with QA session, Burmese food, group photo taking and social networking.

Than Saung Lin, MD
Educational Committee Chair



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   The Fall Dinner Party of BAMA was held on November 8th, 2008 at the Glendora Woman's Club in Glendora, California. The Turn out was unpresedented,

totaling over 190 members, guests and family members in attendance. The venue, set up, dinner and entertainments were quite different from the past.

Instead of in a Chinese restaurant, we have chosen a Western Woman's Club.The hall was spacious with a large dancing floor, decorated with lighted ribbons

hanging from the ceiling. The tables and chairs were covered with clean white linens. Multicolored napkin cups with flowers and lighted candles were on the tables.

The environment and set up were more like in a wedding ceremony. Everybody was amazed at the setting and enjoying the Hors D'oeuvres and appetizers with

 tea, coffee, soft drink or wine. The CME lecture was sponsored by Warmer Chilcott Pharmaceutical Company.The lecture topic was "Current Choices in Oral 

Contraceptives" given by speaker-Dr. Ruby Huttner-Clinical Professor in OB/GYN from Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in New Jersey. The president of BAMA

Dr. Tin Ngwe gave a welcome speech and thanked all the invited guests for their attendance. He then mentioned the aims and plans for the future. Community

and charity work like flu vaccinations, health fair etc. Financial report by the treasurer was presented. The association financial status is still in good shape. The Cyclone

Nargis Relief Fund donors' names were mentioned and donations have been transferred back to Myanmar, to the HEALTH CARE VOLUNTEER GROUP, managed by 

Professor U Hla Myint and Professor U Aung Khin. Professor U Aung Khin who is on a visiting visa from Myanmar, presented the work of the HCVG in various disaster 

areas and their long term plan for the haealth care and community development project. Entertainments began with NI Ni Win Shwe singing followed line dance

demonstration and instruction by Elizabeth Khoo. Then Burmese traditional dance performed by Daw Lay Naing Ei. Later ball room dances performances like Swing,

Samba and TAngo were exhibited by members with accompanying musics. The food arrangements were plentiful and sumptuous, serving Prime ribs, chickens sweet

and sour meat balls, salad, cheesecakes, fresh fruits etc. Coffee, Burmese tea soft drink, egg rolls and sanwe-makin. Red and white wine. There wereCjhicken Biriyani

rice for those who don't eat beef. Everybody eats to their heart content. While Karaoke singing by various members and guest were being performed, others took

to the floor and ddance to the tune of their faamiliar music. Dr. Khaing Myint and Ko Luminn 's band provided the music, dance and singing. The party was adyoured

after 11:00 pm.

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