Friday, March 27, 2009

7 Gold Medals for MBBS

He wants to serve people in rural areas and studying abroad is a strict no-no. Meet Sripathi Kamath B, 24, of Yennepoya Medical College, Mangalore, who bagged seven gold medals for MBBS on the 11th convocation of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS).

He wants to return to his hometown Karkala after completing his masters in Opthamology at St John's Medical college.

He prefers to work in community oriented opthamology, provide quality ophthalmic care to poor families and pursue basic science research in Opthamology. He is also the first person in the family to become a doctor. "It was my grandfather who advised me to take MBBS and serve the poor," he said.

He has also completed an advanced course in playing the Tabla and secured 3rd and 4th rank in Hindustani vocal and Tabla in the Karnataka State Board Examination.

-- Archana Shenoy, another student from Yenepoya Medical College, bagged seven gold medals in BDS course. An elated Archana attributed her success to her parents and lecturers. "I would concentrate in the class and revise day-to-day lessons," she said

Planning to pursue masters in dentistry, she said her performance in the entrance test will be the deciding factor. "Despite getting gold medals, my marks in the entrance test matters."

-- Patil Sumit Raosaheb from Hassan bagged two gold medals in BAMS course. "Ayurveda is the base for all medical sciences. Moreover, Ayurveda courses are slowly gaining popularity," he said.

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