1. GURSHARAN SAINI, Delano, has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.

The announcement was released earlier this month.

Saini, a native of India, attended the University of Paniagh, India, where he received his Bachelors in Medicine and Surgery. He is also a graduate of the University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo., where he received his postdoctoral follow in pulmonary medicine in 1978.

Saini has been in Delano since 1980 and currently has his practice in internal and chest medicine in the respiratory therapy department of the Delano Regional Medical Center.

Saini said he applied to be a member of Fellow of American College of Physicians last year.

“It has taken a year to hear from the college and I was happy when I got notice that I have been approved,” he said. “It is a big achievement for a doctor to be elected”

The American College of Physicians was founded in 1915 to uphold high standards in medical education. Medical practice and medical research. It is the largest organization of internal medicine doctors and allied subspecialists in the world numbering over 60,000 physicians.

The college, according to an American College of Physicians Association spokesman, provides a vital link between the medical school, research laboratory and the clinician in daily practice through scientific meetings, postgraduate courses, self-assessment program, and the publication of a scientific journal, “Annals of Internal Medicine”.

Members must have the personal approval of Masters and Fellows with reference to character, ethics and medical activities. A list of candidates to be considered for membership is submitted periodically for reviews by all Masters and Fellows of the College.

Saini is scheduled to attend the convocation on March 3 in New York to formally accept his membership.

His wife. Hardip, a dentist, will also attend. “J want to be there for him because I am really proud of him”.

Hardip said. She and her husband work together in the same office. The Sainis have three children: Inderpreet (11), Jasspreet (6) and Udem (1).

Oddly enough, medicine was not Saini’s first career choice. “My father is a doctor in India and he told me I was going to be a doctor,” Saini said. “I really didn’t have a choice even though I wanted to play field hockey.”

Article extracted from this publication >> February 19, 1988