Students of the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sevagram (Ms Shambavi Chowdhury and Ms Shubhra Chhazed of 2015 batch) emerged winners of the fourth Dr TL Patil Memorial Intercollegiate Anatomy Quiz held at Government Medical College (GMC), Nagpur on 20th February 2016. Ms Kshitija Palhade was the third member of the winning team.
The team was honoured with a running trophy, certificates and a cash prize of Rs 8000. The team from Shri Vasantrao Naik Government Medical College, Yavatmal was adjudged the second best. Other teams to participate in this quiz were Government Medical Colleges (Nagpur, Chandrapur and Akola); Indira Gandhi Government Medical College, Nagpur; NKP Salve Institute of Medical Sciences, Nagpur and Dr Panjabrao Deshmukh Memorial Medical College, Amravati.
The department of Anatomy, GMC Nagpur conducts Dr TL Patil Memorial Anatomy Quiz every year in the fond memory of Dr TL Patil – an eminent anatomist and a dedicated teacher who also led the department of Anatomy of GMC Nagpur between 1987 and 1990. The department, by means of the quiz, seeks to encourage students to delve deep into the subject and demystify Anatomy–a subject that evokes awe in the hearts of students when they enter the dissection halls in the first year of their medical education.
Dr Anil Sherkey, Professor and Head, Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences, Narketpally was the quiz master. The panel of judges comprised of Dr V N Sathe, Professor and Head, Nepalese Army Institute of Health Sciences, Nepal; Dr Deshpande, Professor and Head, Fathima Institute of Medical Sciences, Kadapa; Dr Kamble and Dr Pimpalkar from Madhya Pradesh. The quiz was made of five rounds – multiple choice questions’ round, true and false round, direct question round, visual round and rapid fire question round.
“For the second time in a row, MGIMS has clinched the running trophy by performing brilliantly in the quiz”, said Dr MR Shende, Professor and Head of the department of Anatomy. The duo, when asked the secret of their success, attributed their success to the department of Anatomy of MGIMS for the high quality of teaching. Mr Pradeep Bokaria, Assistant Professor, department of Anatomy and teacher-in-charge for the quiz expressed his joy the way his students proved their mettle in the quiz. Dr Shende also acknowledged the proud moment to Dr BS Garg, Secretary KHS and Dr KR Patond, Dean MGIMS for supporting and motivating the team and taking the academics to a higher level.