BAPIO launched its Scottish subdivision on 14th November 2009. The occasion was graced by Hon.Minister Jim Murphy. Councillor Mrs. Catherine Baillie McMaster and Hon Shree Mr. Anil Verma, Minister for Economics, High Commission of India. The meeting was held in the Fotheringay Centre, Pollokshields, Glasgow. The meeting had a CPD programmed followed by the address from the President Dr. Ramesh Mehta to all the IMGs in Scotland. The meeting was well attended by the Doctors and was a big success.
The Scottish division is led by Dr. Meena Virdi, Consultant Ophthalmologist and Dr. Nitin Gambhir, General Practitioner. There is a strong and enthusiastic organising committee who have been able to give their whole hearted support for organizing events and supporting BAPIO.
The main objective of the Scottish division is to bring Indian Medical and Dental graduates closer to the central BAPIO committee. Aim is to empower the IMGs and help them achieve academic and clinical excellence in their respective fields.
The second meeting in Scotland was held on 27th November 2010. This meeting was a CPD programme with the topic of protecting patients and supporting doctors. We had excellent speakers from Scotland and England. The meeting was well attended by the doctors and was followed by evening dinner and dance programme.
Scottish BAPIO division will continue to strive to have high quality meetings in Scotland which will be useful to the IMGs. It continues to grow in strength with increasing membership of the BAPIO.
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Officials for Scottish Division:
Chair: Dr. Meena Virdi
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Vice Chairman: Dr. Nitin Gambhir
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Organising committee members:
Dr. Babu Mukhopadhyay
Dr. Sanjiv Patil
Dr. Natarajan Balaji
Dr. Pankaj Aggarwal
Dr. Amit Datta
Dr. Nagaraj Dupkuntla
Dr. Prit Anand