Students from Northeast Ohio Medical University took the opportunity to present their scholarly work and network with physicians and other health professionals at the 2016 Association of Indian Physicians of Northern Ohio (AIPNO) Dinner and Research Showcase, held in Cleveland on Oct. 22.
“AIPNO was a great experience for us as medicine students because it allowed us to see the strong ties in the Indian community that carry over to the physician community,” said second-year medicine student Sneha Limaye. “These remarkable friendships set a great example for us as future physicians to be mindful of both our culture and our profession. Further, AIPNO is a unique event in itself because it integrates our culture, professions, and student research; it was an honor to present at this event.”
NEOMED’s participation in the event was coordinated by the executive board of the University’s American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) chapter. The executive board is composed of Khooshali Shah (co-president), Roma Patel (vice president), Sneha Limaye (secretary) and Kathryn Marcellus (treasurer), all second-year medicine students. Shah, Patel and Limaye each presented their research, as did Bhamini Patel, Mayu Siv, Jay Patel, Kanithra Sekaran, Meghan Gorbach, Pouya Jouharian and Deepa Manda.
Limaye didn’t just leave the AIPNO with a valuable experience, she also placed third in the “Basic Science/Quality Improvement” research category. Manda placed first and second-year medicine student Natasha Kesav came in second.