Doctors beyond borders

The programme, launched by Gapio in collaboration with Apollo, aims to train young members of the medical fraternity to become effective leaders and enhance their clinical skills.


The Global Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (GAPIO) announced the launch of the GAPIOClinical Knowledge Development Programme on Sunday in New Delhi.


GAPIO is a non-profit organization and its vision is “Improving Health Worldwide” was established to bring together 1.4 million physicians of Indian origin in the world on one professional platform in 2011. GAPIO stands to empower physicians of Indian origin to achieve highest professional standards, to provide affordable good quality healthcare, to contribute to local and regional community development and thereby help to reduce health inequalities and alleviate suffering globally.


Dr. Prathap C Reddy, Founder President of GAPIO and Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group said, “this powerful workforce of physicians is a valuable resource as Indian doctors are globally recognised for their clinical acumen. GAPIO has representation from 34 countries and we hope to address issues of importance to physicians of Indian Origin across the globe.”


Anywhere between 10-30% of the physicians working in USA, UK, Canada and Australia are Indian.


What is the Clinical Knowledge Development Program?

India produces more than 70000 doctors annually. Many of the MBBS and post graduate trainees do not get exposure to cutting edge technologies and latest clinical developments.


GAPIO aims to train medical fraternity to enhance clinical skills of the young members to become effective leaders. Clinical Knowledge Development Programme will include

  • Skill Development.
  • Exposure to cutting edge technologies and latest clinical developments in healthcare.
  • Handholding and guidance for career path by mentors and career adoption.
  • Watching of videos, live webinar and webcasts will be on complementary basis.

“GAPIO had earlier launched a Leadership Development Program where in soft skills, time management, communication, team building skills were imparted across the country,” said Dr Ramesh Mehta, President, GAPIO. “This program will now be taken overseas,” he highlighted.

Dr Anupam Sibal, Vice President, GAPIO and Group Medical Director, Apollo Hospitals Group said, “The Apollo Clinical Knowledge Development aims at training young physicians to enhance clinical skills to become better clinicians. In the first phase, the program will be held at 12 locations – Delhi, Ahmedabad, Madurai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Mumbai, Lucknow, Kolkata, Bhubaneswar and Vizag. Programs at these locations will be addressed by distinguished doctors who are members of GAPIO working at reputed institutions in India and overseas.”

“GAPIO has conducted soft skills enhancement workshops across India under the Leadership Development Program and now the Clinical Knowledge Development Program will be a big attraction for doctors”, said Dr Nandakumar Jairam, Secretary General GAPIO and Chairman of Columbia Asia Group of Hospitals.

In the first program, eminent oncologist from New York, Padma Shri Prof. Dattatreyudu Nori, Padma Shri Prof. Dattatreyudu Nori, International Director – Apollo Cancer Centres and Former Chief of Brachytherapy service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, New York, Former Chairman, Department of Radiation Oncology, New York-Presbyterian, Weill Cornell Medical Centre, New York, Former Director Cancer Centre, New York-Presbyterian Queens, USA, Dr S K Wangnoo, Senior Consultant, Endocrinology, Apollo Hospitals Delhi and former Physician to the President of India, Dr Sai Satish, Senior Consultant, Structural Cardiology, Apollo Hospitals Chennai and a pioneer in TAVI and MitraClip, and Dr Sanjiv Jasuja, Senior Consultant, Nephrology and a thought leader in Transplant Nephrology provided newer insights in their respective fields.

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