American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin

American Association Of Physicians Of Indian Origin

American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin

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The American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) is a professional association for Indian American physicians.

The association is based in Chicago and was founded in 1984. It claims a membership of 42,000 physician.

Doctors of Indian Origin

There are currently (as of 2005) 40,838 doctors of Indian origin in the United States of America and they account for 5% of all doctors in the USA and 20% of all International Medical Graduates employed in the US workforce. It is noteworthy that India provides the largest number of International Medical Graduates to the US in absolute numbers. With 59,523 Physicians of Indian Origin working in the English speaking Western world (the US, UK, Australia and Canada combined), India is by far the single largest source of emigre physicians in the world.


The AAPIO has an IMG friendly program by which it helps place prospective IMGs from India in accredited Observerships and Externships with trained faculty all over the country, thus helping them gain credentials in order to apply for a residency in the US.

Jagdish Tytler Controversy

In June 2004, AAPI became involved in a controversy for its invitation to Indian Minister for NRI Affairs Jagdish Tytler to be honored at a dinner gala.

Various human rights and Sikh groups threatened to hold demonstrations at the venue and the invitation to Jagdish Tytler was withdrawn. Tytler...
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