The vision of a few stalwart Physicians of India gave birth to the idea of forming the Association of Physicians of India in 1944 mainly to provide a common forum to the Physicians of India to meet and to share experience and research observations in the field of Medicine.
The Association of Physicians of India is a professional body of consultant physicians formed in 1944 under the chairmanship of Dr. Jeevaraj Mehta. Association was registered at Chennai. Now the head quarters is situated at Mumbai. Association has constructed it’s own building at Mumbai, facilitating it’s activities. Physicians with postgraduate qualifications in Internal/General Medicine can become Life/annual members of the associations. Post graduates & Specialists from allied specialties can become associate members of the association. Currently the membership of the association is 16,500 and it is increasing every year. Obviously this Association is the most elite physician's fraternity in India. This Association conducts various educational and professional activities for it's members throughout the year. Annual conference of Physicians of India (APICON) is one of the main activity of the association, conducted at various cities of the country. Bangalore is hosting it’s 73rd Annual Conference in 2018. The present President of the association is Dr. Bansode.
Association is bringing out various guidelines in management of various diseases. One such Guidelines is on Adult Vaccination.
Journal of Association of Physicians of India is an Indexed Journal of the association, published monthly. It has original articles, review articles, interesting case reports, encourages physicians to publish in this journal. Present editor of the journal is Dr. Milind Nadkar. It is available in App form also.
Academic activities of the association is another major activity conducted by Indian College of Physicians under the Deanship of ICP. It was formed in the year 1984. It publishes Monograms on various topics of interest to the Physicians of the country. Now Dr. A Muruganathan is the Dean of college. It awards fellowship to senior Physicians - FICP
Physicians association awards Orations and Lectureship awards to distinguished Physicians of the association yearly during it’s annual conference.
Association started Publishing a Text Book of Medicine for the benefit of Indian Physicians and post graduates in Internal Medicine, written by Indian Specialist with vast experience in the topic. It is very popular with physicians of India & south Asian countries. It is being updated periodically and the present edition is 10th edition edited by Dr. Y P Munjal.
Physicians Research Foundation is established recently to encourage research by it’s members. It is headed by Dr. Y P Munjal. It provides financial assistance to the members to carry out original research in the field of Medicine.