AAPI YPS members benefit from the nationwide network of colleagues, educational events and social exchanges.
AAPI YPS caters to the young physicians entering the field of medicine and aspires to help them make their career path a lot smoother and well accompanied. Join Now: Why delay a good thing! Become a proud AAPI YPS member right away
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The first thing to look at is the membership checklist, which outlines the necessary steps to become an official recognized chapter. There is also a suggestions page that should help get things underway. My first piece of advice is to stay in contact with myself (the membership chair) and other nearby medical school chapters during this entire process. We can all give you lots of great ideas and options to start your new chapter. Also it will assist all of us in the greater goal of networking our South Asian medical community.
Remember membership is free and anyone can join. We ask that anyone who signs up for your local chapter also joins the national AAPI MSRF chapter (which also makes them a member of the parent AAPI organization). Joining is easy, simply have them navigate to the "Become a member" page.
FOLLOW THE CHECKLIST:
I will return communication to the main contact person (check list item #2) and all the national officers with an announcement of your newly founded chapter once the checklist is complete! Good Luck!
Below is a sample constitution you may use for your new chapter. Of course, feel free to amend and edit to fit your particular chapter's needs.
Please note the following national requirements for any new AAPI Chapter:
SAMPLE CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS
Article I: Purposes and Mission Statement
B: Mission Statement
Article II: Membership
A. Eligibility Requirements
Article III: Officers, Elections, and Government.
The following offices shall be held by any active member of AAPI-MSR who became a member of both the national and local AAPI chapters no later than the academic semester preceding general elections.
Article VI: Amendments to the Constitution.
D. Effective Date
Focus on organizing events that are most interesting to/needed for your particular community
Take advantage of useful resources
Encourage National Membership
Promoting AAPI national membership will help your local chapter by ensuring persons at your school/institution feel connected to the larger group. Membership benefits include receiving the AAPI Journal, getting discounts on AAPI sponsored conferences, and having opportunities to do service project, rotations abroad/in India among others. AAPI after all is nothing more than its members, so promoting membership is important!