A Strong Bond Exists Between AUA and AAPI.
American University of Antigua (AUA) College of Medicine President Neal Simon addressed more than 1,000 attendees at the 35th annual convention of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI). The event was held at Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey on June 22nd.
Mr. Simon spoke about the close relationship AAPI has with AUA College of Medicine, where forty percent of students are of Indian descent. Not only is AUA the only medical school recognized by AAPI, it is the only medical school to be named “the leader in international medical education” by the association. AUA achieved these designations after AAPI conducted a comprehensive site visit and took into account the university’s numerous state approvals, the strength of its resources and faculty, and the success of its graduates. AUA now offers The AAPI Scholarship for Students of Indian Descent, a $25,000 award.
Shortly after its review of AUA, AAPI’s then-president, Dr. Ravi Jahagirdar told News India Times why the organization regards the university so highly. “AUA follows a US-based curriculum. We support AUA as our preferred medical school, the only preferred medical school” Dr. Jahagirdar said.