PGY 3 Montefiore Medical Center
Nasir Malim completed his Bachelors degree in African American Studies at the University of California- Irvine. He then pursued an MPH at Charles R. Drew University in Los Angeles and medical school at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine-Middletown. Currently he is finishing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx in Primary Care and Social Internal Medicine and will be starting as an Academic Hospitalist in New York City. His Islamic studies have involved 3 years of intensive coursework through the Islamic Scholars Preparatory Academy at the Institute of Knowledge in Diamond Bar, California.
Nasir Malim has recounted some of his experiences via Instagram, about the internship. He wrote, “another important aspect of this summer was being able to put into direct application things I had just learned. This is such an important step for reinforcing and concretizing knowledge. I wrote an article for a Muslim community newsletter about some of the ethical and legal implications of in vitro fertilization. That was oriented to a general audience that just covered some of the most essential areas of the topic. These practical experiences have been great outlets to gain more skill with Islamic bioethics work.” Since completing the internship he has published a article titled Islamic Bioethical Perspectives on Gender Identity in the Journal of the British Islamic Medical Association which was the culmination of his independent project during his time as an intern. Currently he is analyzing the concept of harm reduction through an intersectional medical, public health, and fiqhi approach.