MGIMS students have yet again brought laurels to the institute. Vidit Panchal and Onkar Warambhe emerged as winners in OSMECON 2017 - a three-day national level medical undergraduate conference held at Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad on 10th August 2017.
Vidit Panchal (Batch 2013) won the best research paper award among a total of 150 presenters from all over the country. He also received a cash prize of Rs 2000 . His research paper, based on research in the field of visual electrophysiology – ‘An investigative study on impact of smoking on visual evoked response of healthy volunteers’ - was profusely applauded by the audience and judges. The research was funded under MUHS STRG scheme and was guided by Dr Ruchi Kothari, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Physiology and who is also the in-charge of Visual Electrophysiology (VEP) investigations conducted in the Neurophysiology Unit.
Onkar Warmbhe (Batch 2015) won the shutter medics award.
During a long question answer round, one of the judges said, “This research could be an eye opener for young generation which would help them abstain from smoking which ultimately results into hazardous effects on one’s eyesight”. Panchal credits his achievement entirely to his guide.