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Global Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (GAPIO)

"Improving Health Worldwide"

"To empower physicians of Indian origin to achieve highest professional standards."

Leadership Development Program

India produces more than 60000 doctors annually. Students from top colleges receive excellent clinical training but they lack soft skills as the curriculum does not include communication, time management and other such soft skills. Also, some students do not get exposure to cutting edge clinical developments.

GAPIO has a vision to train medical fraternity to become effective leaders. Therefore, GAPIO has embarked upon a Leadership Development Program (LDP) which focuses on soft skills and clinical knowledge development.  

The 1st phase of Soft Skill Development Program was launched on 1st July 2017 on ‘Doctor’s Day’ through social media i.e. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Soft skills development

Soft skills development is undertaken by holding a training workshop where reputed trainers speakes on the selected topics like Improving Communication Skills, Time Management, Managing Change, Motivating Team Members, Understanding Budgeting /cost management/ finance  and many other topics.

Clinical Development Program

Clinical knowledge will be enhanced through videos recorded by top doctors working in reputed institutions in USA, UK, Australia, Canada and India and through webcasts / webinars and mentorship program. 

During phase 1, following 7 training workshops have been held: 

S. No.

Location Name

Training Program Date


Auditorium, Apollo Hospitals – New Delhi

16th July 2017


Auditorium, Apollo Hospitals – Ahmedabad

20th August 2017


Auditorium, Apollo Hospitals - Bangalore

10th September 2017


Hotel Taj Banjara, Banjara Hills - Hyderabad

15th October 2017


Auditorium, Apollo Hospitals - Kolkata

12th November 2017


Hotel Gateway Grandeur - Guwahati

13th November 2017


Hotel Four Points by Sheraton - Navi Mumbai

05th January 2018

World renowned, international faculty Dr. Graham Dickson and Dr. Arun Garg, from Canada took up a session on “Bringing Leadership to Life in Health” and exchange their ideas and expertise on soft skill development at Navi Mumbai.

The 2nd phase has begun with the 8th Training Workshop of Leadership Development Program (LDP) which recently held on 08th July 2018 at Hotel Best Western Plus O2 - Indore.   

The 9th Training Workshop was held on 12th August 2018 at Hotel Crowne Plaza, Pune.

The 10th Training Workshop has been recently held on 09th September 2018 at Auditorium, Apollo Hospitals, Bilaspur.

The 11th Training Workshop has been recently held on 06th October 2018 at Training Room, Apollo Hospitals, Bangalore.

The 12th Training Workshop has been recently held on 18th November 2018 at Hotel The Quorum, Mysore.

The 13th Training Workshop has been recently held on 02nd December 2018 at Audirorium, Apollo Hopsitals, Vizag.

The 14th Training Workshop of Leadership Development Program (LDP) is scheduled to be held on 23rd February at Madurai.  

This training work shop on soft skills development helps doctors in creating increased performance in healthcare through improved people management and interpersonal interaction. 

These programs have generated a lot of excitement amongst the community of doctors. This was visible from the diverse group of doctors who had voluntarily registered for the workshops. Participants included HODs from premier institutions including AIIMS, top government institutes, clinicians, doctors from Corporates, PSUs, various hospitals, nursing homes and from USA, Canada, Australia, UK, Tanzania and Ethiopia.

Following stakeholders have already committed to work together for this program as knowledge partners:

1. National Board of Examination (NBE)


3. Medvarsity

4. Dr. Bhatia Medical Coaching Institute 

5. PlexusMD

6. Docplexus