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Janette Samaan, PhD

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

Janette (Jenny) Samaan, PhD, is currently the senior director, Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO) at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). She joined the AAMC as the founding director of Global Health Learning Opportunities (GHLO) in 2010 following an extensive career in international education that spans over 30 years. Dr. Samaan’s professional portfolio, as a life-long NAFSAN, has included international education positions with Ohio University, the University of Maryland, the University of Houston, and assistant vice chancellor for international and exchange programs at the University of Hawaii, prior to joining the AAMC. Dr. Samaan’s PhD in international higher education administration, MA in international affairs and BA degrees in psychology and French complement her vast international education positions.