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White House Policy Fellowship

Lieutenant Commander Sunny Ramchandani, MD MPH FACP, former White House Policy fellow was an honored speaker at the 30th Annual AAPI National Convention in Long Beach, CA.  He has graciously agreed to offer advice to any of our members who are interested in a Career In Health Care Policy in addition or subsequent to their medical training.  Please contact him with any questions:

Sunny Ramchandani
LCDR, Medical Corps, US Navy
Naval Medical Center San Diego
34800 Bob Wilson Drive
San Diego, CA 92134 

Additional Biographical Information:

Sunny Ramchandani, Rowland Heights, CA. Sunny Ramchandani is a Lieutenant Commander and physician in the United States Navy.  He is currently the Integrated Chief of General Internal Medicine at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where he co-founded an innovative primary care delivery model that has enhanced quality, reduced overall costs, and been adopted by the entire U.S. Military Health System.  In 2009, he deployed to Afghanistan as the Senior Medical Mentor for the Afghan National Security Forces, guided the execution of a new healthcare reconstruction strategy, and received the Bronze Star Medal.  As an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University and prior Chair of the American Medical Association's Resident/Fellow Section, Sunny teaches and mentors young physicians on how to address today’s healthcare challenges. He is also the Vice-Chair of the Serve DC Commission and manages city-wide community service programs in Washington, D.C.  Sunny earned his M.P.H. from the Harvard School of Public Health and his M.D. from the Yale School of Medicine, where he received the Norman Herzig Award for his dedication to humanitarian service in India.  He earned his B.S. from the U.S. Naval Academy, where he was a Truman Scholar and graduated first in his class academically.

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ECFMG Questions?

AAPI-YPS's International Medical Graduate (IMG) Division has reached out to Dr. Stephen Seeling to help our International Members with various issues that are common to the licensing and credentialling process.

Stephen S. Seeling, JD, Vice President of Operations of The Educational Commission For Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) was an honored speaker at the 30th Annual AAPI National Convention in Long Beach, CA.  He has graciously agreed to discuss any and all questions to help guide qualified candidates into their future careers.

Please contact him with questions at:

Stephen S. Seeling
Vice President for Operations
Educational Commission For Foreign Medical Graduates
3624 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2685

Capitol Hill Fellowship Program

Have you ever been interested in learning how health care and policy-making intersects? We are proud to announce that AAPI is initiating a nonpartisan four-week Capitol Hill Fellowship program this fall, providing two YPS and/or YPS members with a stipend of $1,000 each to cover living expenses in Washington, D.C. The fellowship will enable recipients to work in a congressional office for one month and learn how a Member of Congress engages the public, decides how to vote on bills, and how staff members play an integral role as advisers to federal lawmakers. Not only will you be able to learn the nuts and bolts of Congress, you will be able to conduct legislative research and understand the legislative and political ramifications of policies affecting physicians.

To apply for the fellowship, you must be a member of either the YPS or YPS, have solid academic credentials and be armed with strong writing skills. Chosen candidates should be personable, able to resolve conflicts amicably, and be willing to perform the tasks necessary to help a congressional office function cohesively. Candidates will also be required to conduct legislative research on several AAPI initiatives and present final written products to their Member of Congress. The AAPI Fellows will be regularly monitored by our Director of Legislative Affairs, Mr. Dino Teppara. Fellows will be briefed on Capitol Hill protocols and are required to submit the research papers they write to Mr. Teppara prior to submitting them to their Members of Congress. The Fellowships will begin this Fall 2010 for one month. Interested candidates may apply by e-mailing a short cover letter explaining why they are interested in the Fellowship program and why they are ideal candidates for selection along with their resume to legislative@aapimsr .org.

We look forward to making this program a great success!


Ajeet R. Singhvi, MD, FACG