Dear Ibadan College of Medicine Alumnus,
2020 has brought unprecedented challenges for all of us, Despite that, as alumni, our commitment to ensuring that the Ibadan College of medicine survives and thrives as the premier medical school in Sub-Saharan Africa is unwavering.
As an alumnus we encourage you to be an active member of The North America Branch of the Ibadan College of Medicine Alumni Association. The Alumni Association of our great Alma Mater (ICOMAA worldwide) was founded in October 1999 in Ibadan. Professor O.O. Akinkugbe was the founding President.
The primary mission is to allow for networking among alumni, support educational activities, and maintain the Ibadan College of Medicine as a center of excellence for teaching, research and clinical care.
Membership of ICOMAA, North America, as with ICOMAA, worldwide is open to former students of the University College/University of Ibadan who were registered for any undergraduate course in the Faculty of Medicine/College of Medicine and who by virtue of that registration, actually matriculated and successfully completed their program in the University.
You must be resident in North America (United States, Canada, Mexico or Caribbean) for membership in ICOMAA, NA
The North American Branch of ICOMAA was incorporated in the USA in 2001 as a non-profit tax-exempt organization with 503C Status. Dr. Toks Owo was the first President and there are forty-three foundation members who have contributed to maintain and expand the activities of the organization. Early activities included a pledge of one million Naira towards the recently launched Endowment program by ICOMAA Worldwide and $3,000 towards the shipment of 3 hemodialysis units to UCH. Successive executive committees have worked with ICOMAA worldwide to raise funds for activities at the college and facilitated fund-raising by Class sets for significant infrastructure investments and improvements. We work closely with the leadership of ICOMAA worldwide and with the Provost of the college of medicine and the Chief medical director of the University college hospital to identify needs and help in any way we can.
The goals of ICOMAA, North America are to expand the active membership, create a viable and strong branch of ICOMAA in North America, promote networking among the members and develop a fundraising machinery to solicit funds from private and corporate sources to support the laudable goals of faculty and student exchange, improving library services, promoting collaborative research and establish an endowment fund. We intend to take an active role in achieving the goals of improving the quality of medical education, health care and research at our Alma Mater.
We are now embarking on a membership drive to ensure that all ICOMAA Alumni are represented in our deliberations and that we have sufficient funds to implement our goals. In this campaign, we intend to increase our active dues paying membership to 500 by September 2020, and 1000 by June 2021.
We are committed to transparency and accountability, as well as rigid oversight in all our endeavors. Updated information will be available on our Website at www.icomaa.org
There is so much need at the College that we are in a unique position to make such a major difference in the quality of education at the College and in the lives of so many. We invite you to join us as we continue our mission on giving a little back to the institution that contributed so much to all our current accomplishments.
We will be reaching out separately to class sets as we need each graduating class to have a class rep on our membership committee, giving input and feedback, collaborating with the executive committee on a number of tasks and disseminating news to their class sets.
We look forward to hearing from you and to a very productive and exciting year for ICOMAA.
Titilola (George) Britto MD (1986)
President ICOMAA North America