Training, Immigration, and Illness With Samer Al Hadidi

By Dr. Chadi Nabhan - Last Updated: November 8, 2023

There is much to be learned from Samer Al Hadidi, MD, assistant professor in the multiple myeloma program at the University of Arkansas—especially from the emotional story he shares on this episode of Healthcare Unfiltered.

Dr. Al Hadidi shares his experience of receiving an unfortunate diagnosis as an immigrant in the US on a visa going through residency and through fellowship. The situation left him deciding whether to prioritize his health or his medical training, all while dealing with the loss of a close relative.

He recounts the way things escalated while progressing through his fellowship, how the pandemic further complicated travel opportunities for immigrant trainees and HCPs, and many more unfortunate details in his story to date.

Read Dr. Al Hadidi’s published commentary in ASCO Connection.

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