(Chicago, IL: July 23, 2019) “For the 1st time ever, AAPI successfully organized a popular Jeopardy-type Med-Quiz for the medical students from all the medical colleges from the state of Telengana and Andhra Pradesh during the 13th edition of the annual Global Healthcare Summit in Hyderabad, India,” Dr. Suresh Reddy, President of American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), said today on the concluding day of the 13th edition of the Global Healthcare Summit by the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) at the famous Taj Krishna Hotel in Hyderabad, India on July 23rd, 2019.
The semi-final and the final stages of the Med-Quiz were held during the GHS 2019 in Hyderabad before a live audience attending the GHS 2019. Drs. Uma Jonnalagadda; Soumya Neravelta; Stella Gandhi coordinated the Jeopardy, while Dr. Saumya Neravelta and Dr. Dharmesh Gandhi conducted the live Jeopardy on stage.
A group of five students from Rangaraya Medical School won the coveted first prize that won them cash prizes, citations and stethoscopes. The 2nd prize went to students from Pinnamaneni Medical School and the 3rd prize went to medical students from Gandhi Medical School. The top six teams from across the state were awarded with citations and cash prizes by AAPI and local organizers.
“The essence of AAPI is educational,” Dr. Reddy, while describing the purpose of the Med-Quiz, said. “That translates into numerous programs that AAPI has planned to motivate med students, physicians, academicians and researchers to excel and master their areas of work.”
Dr. Suresh Reddy envisaged and planned this firs ever event, encouraging the medical students to be part of the Global Healthcare Summit, and providing them with valuable opportunities for interacting with world renowned medical professionals from across the world.
“The purpose of the Med-Quiz is to foster curiosity, enhance knowledge and understanding of the medical students,” Dr. Sudhakar Jonnalagadda, President-Elect of AAPI, said. “Competing at a global level and being recognized by an international organization such as AAPI, will instill confidence in aspiring young physicians and will help exposing them to Western ways of learning and mastering their areas of study,”
Describing the process for the Med-Quiz, Dr. Dwarkananda Reddy, Co-Chair, Global Health Summit 2019, said, “Each Medical School chose and sent 5 medical students, representing each year of Medical school study. These students competed with students from other med schools from the state of Telengana. The winners at the Preliminary Rounds competed at the Global Healthcare Summit.”
Dr. Sreeni Gangasani, Chair of GHS 2019, said, GHS 2019 was attended by over 100 opinion leaders and expert speakers from many countries across the globe to present cutting edge scientific findings as these relate to clinical practice, representing major Centers of Excellence, Institutions, and Professional Associations are represented by the invited chairs and speakers.
Dr. Anupama Gotimukula, Vice President of AAPI, said, “It’s a well known fact that physicians of Indian origin excel in their respective areas of work and continue to play key roles in patient care, administration, academics and medical research in their adopted land, the United State. In order to cater to its diversity of medical specialties, AAPI continues to use a multi-disciplinary conference format,” while referring to the many efforts and initiatives by AAPI during the GHS 2019.
The Medical Jeopardy was sponsored by Dr. Nikhil Bhayani. The First Prize was sponsored Sahayata through Nusrat Dean, an Aauxillary Member, while the 2nd prize was sponsored by the Deccan Medical Alumni of North America, and the 3rd prize was sponsored by RVM Medical College, Sponsors of the remaining 4th through 6th prizes are: Poonam and Ravi Gupta; Ram Reddy and Geeta Reddy; and, Uma and Sudhakar Jonnalagadda.
The much appreciated and long awaited with much planning and execution, Medical Jeopardy turned out to be a trend setter with prompt answers to tough questions by medical students from the three Medical Colleges who qualified to be part of the Final Rounds on the final day of the GHS 2019. It was heartening to watch a houseful of Medical Students cheering their fellow students for their knowledge and extempore answers.
Representing the interests of the over 100,000 physicians of Indian origin, leaders of American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), the largest ethnic organization of physicians, for 37 years. For more details, please visit: https://ghs2019.aapisummit.org/www.aapiusa.org