Girls bag over two-thirds of gold medals at RGUHS

Top four students to secure more than two yellow medals are women

Female students have bagged more than two-third or 45 of the 62 gold medals in undergraduate courses of the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS). 

The top four students to secure more than two gold medals are also women. The medals will be presented at the annual convocation on Wednesday. 

Atibhi Goel, an MBBS student at Basaveshwara Medical College and Hospital, Chitradurga, has garnered the highest number of gold medals (four). The first member of her family to study medicine, Goel had aimed to pursue specialisation from day one.

“I have only one aim. I want to first study postgraduate medicine and then apply for a fellowship in endocrinology at the Royal College in the UK,” she told Deccan Herald. 

A native of Delhi, Goel hopes to study postgraduate medicine at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. 

Three other students have bagged three gold medals each. Among them is Dr Tasneem Kamalsha, an MBBS student at SDM College of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Dharwad. She is also the first doctor in her family. 

“It is important to keep yourself up-to-date from day one. Just reading theory will not get you anywhere,” said Kamalsha. “It is also important to spend time with patients and understand the problems they complain about.”

She plans to specialise in paediatrics or gynecology. She is being awarded the gold medal for highest marks in obstetrics and gynaecology. 

Dr Abhinaya Venkatakrishnan of MS Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore and Dr Pang Yee Rui of Bapuji Dental College, Davangere also bagged three gold medals each. In all, the RGUHS will award 87 gold medals this year. 

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