As our organization enters its 35th year, I am honored and excited to serve as the chairman of Board of Trustees. AAPI has faced many challenges and opportunities in the four decades since its inception. I look forward to the future and what we could accomplish. Presently, AAPI represents more than 80,000 physicians, fellows, residents, and medical students of Indian origin.
With these attributes in mind, I would like to propose the creation of AAPI Leadership Academy under the YPS/MSRF section. We can work with American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) for the development of the curriculum for the program. This academy will prepare our young physicians, who are entering into practice setup, academic careers and research track for future leadership roles.
I seek to engage and involve all millennial physicians for membership in AAPI and for future leadership roles. My observations have shown me that even at local level at MAPI, there is lack of interest and involvement of recent graduates from medical schools and physicians entering the practice and research arena.
Ultimately, I am looking forward to working with all the members of the Board of Trustees, AAPI, President Dr. Gautam Samadder, members of the executive committee and governing body, taking this organization to the next level.
I am available for your suggestions and comments at [email protected] or 248-421-0144.
Ashok B. Jain, MD
Chairman, AAPI Board of Trustees