The ApolloMD 5th Annual Emergency Medicine Scholarship goes to Gagandeep Singh, MD. Our ApolloMD Executive Board commends Dr. Singh on this achievement and presents the award to benefit the continuation of his burgeoning career as an emergency medicine physician.
“Dedicated resident physicians train tirelessly to learn the practice of medicine and their passion positively impacts the future of health care,” says ApolloMD CEO, Dr. Michael Dolister. “ApolloMD recognizes fastidious determination as a hallmark of quality patient care, and we strive to encourage that commitment by offering this annual scholarship to help offset some of the financial burden presented by the education costs related to their study.”
While studying for his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Massachusetts, Dr. Singh worked as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) for a facility near the campus in Amherst. He earned his medical degree from Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical School, finding opportunities to volunteer in the community as well as to tutor other students.
Currently serving as an ultrasound fellow at the Jacobi/Montefiore Medical Centers in Bronx, NY, Dr. Singh notes that this program allows him the opportunity to care for some of the most vulnerable populations in the country by treating individuals of this economically challenged community.
“This special place is not naïve to adversity,” he elaborates, “and it is here that I am proud to say, I serve. It is here that I am proud to say I will continue to serve as an attending.”
Whether directly treating patients or locating the right specialist to handle a case, Dr. Singh develops some level of relationship with each individual needing attention as he guides them toward care. He astutely recognizes that such care may manifest as everything from comforting a concerned parent to connecting patients with the social worker who can help them navigate aid programs.
“Helping those who truly need it, and along with being there for their most devastating emergencies, I am able to not only provide primary care services to a community that often cannot see an outpatient provider, but also work to plug those in need into the care they deserve,” declares Dr. Singh.
His training encompasses management of Level 1 Trauma, pediatric emergency care, and a focus on ultrasound, including a designated ultrasound fellowship at Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Singh hopes to expand the use of point-of-care ultrasound for the betterment of patient care.
“Being able to say that this is my job is so surreal, unreal, and meaningful to me. I love what I do. I honestly cannot imagine living my life any other way,” says Dr. Singh. “Thank you [ApolloMD] for this great honor. I am proud to be part of the emergency medicine community.”
Scholarship program candidates are evaluated on the strength of their application as well as assessment of scholarly achievements, philanthropic endeavors, proven leadership skills, and involvement with accredited medical societies/organizations. Applicants must be pursuing a career in emergency medicine, be in good standing with a US allopathic or osteopathic medical school and be participating in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).