A delegation of American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) leaders, comprising of Dr. Suresh Reddy, President AAPI, Dr. Amit Chakrabarty, Vice Chair. AAPI Board of Trustees, and Dr. Himanshu Pandya, President of AAPI QLI, visited Antigua on invitation by the American University of Antigua (AUA) College of Medicine last week with the aim to help foster long lasting symbiotic relationship and assist with the already robust educational pathway for the medical students of Indian origin at AUA.
The delegation visited the AUA campus where they were greeted by the distinguished faculty and got a demonstration of the cutting-edge and modern facilities and the amazingly realistic mannequins with medically authentic disease simulation at their skills set labs, that prepare the budding doctors for exposure to clinical rotations in the USA.
AAPI leaders described AUA as a “world leader” in medical education, having the tools, the curriculum, and the faculty to provide a world-class medical education, with its cutting-edge facilities, distinguished faculty, and excellent clinical experiences prepare graduates to practice medicine throughout the United States and Canada. The amazing high-tech simulation lab is a perfect model for medical learning.
AAPI is collaborating with AUA granting scholarships upto $25,000, to Medical Students of Indian origin or descent and are interested in attending medical school at AUA, check out the AAPI Scholarship. For more information, please visit: https://www.auamed.org/admissions/scholarships
During the visit to the island, AAPI leaders met with several prominent international cricket players, most of them from the current and past Indian Cricket Team. Among many others, they met with Sunil Gavaskar, the legend of Indian Cricket, Ravi Shastri, glorious cricketer of yesteryear and the manager of the Indian Cricket team, the charismatic Indian captain Virat Kohli and Dr Reddy presented a plaque from the AAPI congratulating him for his services to the India and contribution to Indian cricket. We formally invited each of them to be part of the Sports Medicine Summit at the AAPI Annual Convention in Chicago next year, which they agreed to, subject to their schedule.