Welcome to the dynamic Young Physicians Section (YPS) of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI)! Indian Physicians are the largest minority in the American medical community. As such, AAPI’s potential scope of influence is tremendous and Young Physicians are the future of this community and organization. Thus, it is with utmost humility that I accept the privilege of serving as President of YPS of this esteemed organization.
The future is always built on the shoulders of our forefathers. Though we may have lofty goals to expand YPS, increase the impact of the organization, and empower members, this would not be possible without the support and mentorship of current and prior leadership. I applaud prior leadership teams for all they achieved, especially during arduous times. This organization remained relentless in its efforts, whether it was outreach and charitable efforts, or increasing member interaction and support by rapidly embracing virtual platforms. YPS has and will continue to actively participate in these efforts.
The previous year taught us that virtual platforms enable us to expand our interactions with members, but we’ve also learned about “Zoom fatigue”. During this year of transition, we hope to build on the growth from virtual engagement while we re-engage in person. As such, we plan a mix of in person, virtual, and hybrid interactions to continue to foster our community. Please keep an eye on open for our upcoming list of activities.
Empowering Indian physicians and fostering career growth has been a passion of mine. I hope to increase career networking and mentorship opportunities throughout the year. I’m excited to announce that The 9th Annual Winter Medical Conference will be March 18-20 in Tampa, FL. I hope to see you there.
I always appreciate hearing from you and look forward to any feedback or suggestions. Please feel free to correspond with me directly at email@example.com.
Thank you again for the honor of this role. I look forward to working with our esteemed colleagues and mentors in AAPI and to seeing you in the future. Together we can elevate this organization to achieve even more
Soumya Reddy Neravetla, MD
President, AAPI Young Physicians Section