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Second Semester AUA Student Nadia Salamat is Named 2017’s Outstanding Peer Mentor.

Congratulations to second semester AUA student Nadia Salamat! Nadia is 2017’s Outstanding Peer Mentor! Nadia was nominated by the two classmates she mentored, Saba Tabasoom and Meagan Damota. Executive Dean Dr. Robert Mallin presented her with a certificate in a ceremony that took place in the Education Department on November 30th.

The AUA Peer Mentor program began in the Spring semester of 2017 as a way to develop and foster beneficial relationships between and among upper-class AUA students and incoming, first semester students. Peer mentors draw on their experiences to advise their classmates on a number of concerns from study habits to managing their lives in Antigua. It’s a great opportunity for new students to learn from more experienced students as they begin their medical studies and careers. This fall, the Outstanding Peer Mentor Award was initiated as a way to recognize excellence within the program.

Nadia is from Toronto, Ontario. Prior to enrolling at AUA, she completed a B.S. in Nursing from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. She worked as a Registered Nurse in the Emergency Department for five years following graduation. Nadia was inspired to serve as a Peer Mentor in the Fall of 2017 after having been a mentee in the program during her first semester.

We are extremely proud of Nadia and her achievements as a Peer Mentor. Her accomplishments and those of our Peer Mentor Program in general exemplify AUA’s determination not only to help our students, but to help our students help each other.