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I am humbled and honored to serve as your chair this year for Young AKMG. I've had the privilege of meeting and working with many of you through convention last year and the virtual meetings. This year I hope to bring the same enthusiasm and enterprising spirit to achieve more in our medical field while uniting our Keralite physician community across the Indian diaspora.

Congratulations to our Young AKMG members who secured PGY-1 U.S. residency seats this match! Your success is well deserved, and your hard work has paid off. This is also a testament to Dr. Subramanya Bhat, Dr. Rojymon Jacob, Dr. Deepu Sudhakaran, and Dr. Neena Thomas, Dr. Madhu Vennikandam, and other AKMG members who mentored all of us through this process. Your kindness and generosity is not lost on us. We hope to do you all proud in our future endeavors while upholding and growing the legacy of the Keralite doctors who paved the way for us here in the U.S.

If you are a medical student, resident, or fellow of Keralite origin pursuing medicine in North America, please see below how you can get involved. All practicing and retired AKMG physicians are welcome to help as well. Your support in helping us grow and succeed is invaluable! Please feel free to reach out with any questions or suggestions.

Look forward to meeting everyone!

Teresa Varghese, MBBS
Chair, Young AKMG
Incoming IM PGY1

Summary of Upcoming Events
1. First Meet and Greet for Young AKMG members (medical students, graduates, residents, fellows) Thursday March 24, 2022 7:45pm EST
2. AKMG convention Aug 4-6, 2022 Register here (Message me before registering. AKMG has subsidized trainees registrations. We are soliciting additional sponsorship to have trainee room, and board fees compensated ):
Present research and compete for cash prizes $500-1000. 
Email abstract by May 31, 2022 to:  office@akmg.org.
3. Mentorship Committee Opportunities USMLE aspirants needing research, observerships, ERAS /CV/ residency interview prep will greatly benefit from the Mentorship committee activities of AKMG. Contact Dr. Deepu Sudhakaran, Chair of the Mentorship Committee, to join our whatsapp group: dsudhakaran@gmail.com.
4. AKMG Launchpad A leadership training course designed and delivered by AKMG for its members. This program is launching soon and will cover several important topics including healthcare strategy, innovation, design and rapid protoyping, negotiations and interactive sessions with leaders and entrepreneurs in the health care sector.
5. AKMG Crewneck Sweatshirt: You will be able to order our exclusive AKMG Crewneck Sweatshirt soon. The link will be ready in a few days and shared with you. The merchandise can be picked up at the convention venue in Toronto or can be ordered with additional shipping cost to your home address. Let us aim for a group photograph flaunting our new gear.
6. AKMG Souvenir article submission Submit a creative writing piece or interesting medical experience to the souvenir. More Details here.

Why Join Young AKMG?

AMKG helps aspiring young doctors enter the medical field with confidence and provides lots of support in the form of mentoring, resume building and career advice and networking connections! AKMG also helps other young professionals succeed including lawyers, engineers, writers and many more!

Thanks for helping us make AKMG better every year!