The Program on Health, Spirituality and Religion seeks to create opportunities for medical trainees and physicians to explore the intersections between health, spirituality and religion through lectures, research opportunities and interdisciplinary training to enhance patient centered care and find personal meaning in the practice of medicine.
Dr. Aasim Padela
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Associate Residency Program Director
Amanda grew up mostly in sunny, South Florida and she attended Nova Southeastern University for her BS in Biology and Florida International University for her MPH in Epidemiology. She is applying into Anesthesiology and just spent a year away from clinicals to partake in anesthesia research at Michigan Medicine. She is also one of the Anesthesiology Student Interest Group Presidents for 2023-2024. Her interests are in medical education and outcomes-based research.
Jill is interested in growing her understanding of what it means to take care of the whole person. Clinically, she is interested in emergency medicine. She is specifically interested in rural medicine and hopes to serve patients in one of Michigan's rural communities. Outside of medicine, she enjoys spending time with her husband and being outdoors biking, skiing, and hiking.
Bassel is an M4 pursuing a career in Urology. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 2019 with a bachelor’s in Industrial and Operations Engineering and spoke at both the school-wide and engineering commencement ceremonies. Following his graduation, he worked as a healthcare engineer at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab. Previously, he had completed summer internships with the Center for Healthcare Engineering and Patient Safety and Amazon. Bassel is Co-founder and Co-president of the American Muslim Medical Student Association (AMMSA), the largest student-led Muslim organization in the country. His research focuses are broad and include endourology, uro-oncology, implementation of automated dashboards, and discrimination. He is passionate about community work and dreams of synthesizing technical skills in engineering with clinical medicine to improve patient outcomes.