Dear AAPIO Family,
I feel honored to be the president of AAPIO for the year 2019 and truly appreciate the faith the past presidents have placed in me.
I have the good fortune to be working with an excellent group of hard-working members that are serving on the Executive Committee. Together, they constitute a dynamic group eager in the success of AAPIO for years to come.
Born in a family of educators, I am grateful that joining AAPIO has allowed me to express my passion for education, charity work, and the ability to give back to the community.
Through my association with AAPIO, I have been able to connect, network, and build relationships with other physicians of Indian origin. My goal is to increase our membership through various monthly events such as our monthly lecture series, health fair conducted by AAPIO itself at a community center catering to the general population, a fundraiser as part of the semi annual gala, and the annual gala.
The monthly lectures have been changed to weekend half day symposiums that are geared towards physician well being, in the form of panel discussions, which will bring physicians from different specialties and age groups together.
Charity is another focus of the organization both for education as well as for humanitarian causes. The fundraiser holds the ultimate goal of enabling financially challenged but also very deserving medical students in India with the access and ability to receive higher education while also giving a hand to the less fortunate in our local Bay Area.
Our young medical students and residents are the future of our organization. We aim to develop a mentorship program to enable them to achieve their dreams and get the help and support that they need.
With the help of my strong executive committee and the guidance of our esteemed board members, I am extremely grateful and promise to deliver my very best to this wonderful organization.
Please feel free to connect at firstname.lastname@example.org for sharing ideas or feedback and participating in the administrative activities.
Archana Bindra, MD
President, AAPIO, 2019-2020