Welcome to AAPI! We are glad that you have decided to explore the benefits and joy that an AAPI membership offers to you, while you work hard to take care of your patients. We like to think of AAPI as one large extended family and are delighted to have you join our large family.
We are delighted to have you as a member and look forward to your active participation in all AAPI activities and strengthen your organization for our mutual benefit. Thank you.
1. Parent body: Membership is offered to all physicians who are of Indian origin irrespective of the location of their Medical College/School. Most members would have completed their Residency/ Fellowship trainings and they would be at least 5 years into practice/ research by the time they join. They would have also obtained licensure to practice in at least one of the 50 States in the United States.
There are two types of Memberships available:
a. Annual Membership: runs from July 1st and ends on June 30th the following year irrespective of when you join. The Dues are $ 100. You require two consecutive years of membership to be able to vote.
b. Patron (Life Membership): You can sign up anytime by making an one-time payment. The current Patron membership dues are $250.
All dues are subject to change by the Governing Body at any time.
2. YPS (Young Physicians Section): This caters to the physicians who are within their first 8 years after completion of clinical training. The annual dues are only $50. The annual YPS members do not vote in AAPI elections. You could however choose to sign up for Patron AAPI Membership if you prefer even if you are YPS eligible.
3. MSRF (Medical Students, Residents and Fellows): This is our future and the largest group and includes all Medical School Students, all Residents and Fellows in training. The membership is free during their training period. A letter from Medical School Dean or a letter from the Program Director is required to sign up. Resident and Fellow members could also choose to join as a Patron Member by paying the same dues as an AAPI member.
You can sign up by one of the following two ways:
a. Paper application: All applicants could download the application form and mail or fax with the proper dues to the AAPI office.
b. Online: Only dues paying AAPI applicants can sign up for the membership online at this time. MSRF applicants would have to use a paper application. Copy of the ID should be enclosed with the application.
Please download the paper application, fill it up and send it over to AAPI:
Click here to download a Paper Registration form!
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