Women medicos steal glory at RGUHS convocation

Women medicos steal glory at RGUHS convocation

Women medicos steal glory  at RGUHS convocation
Though she comes from a family of engineers, Dr Nisha B Jain from the Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) decided early on that medicine was her passion.

Nisha received 10 gold medals, the highest for any student during the 18th Annual Convocation of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS), 2016, here on Tuesday. She has now set herself the task of studying oncology surgery for postgraduation. “A large number of people are suffering from cancer in the country and the disease is gaining ground every year. Cancer treatment is evolving and my wish is to learn more,” she said.

Her brother and father are both engineers. There was a time when Nisha also seriously thought about becoming an IAS officer. However, she now plans to stick to medicine, she said.

With both her parents being doctors, it was not a surprise that, Dr Aishwarya Umeshchandara G also wanted to follow in their footsteps. She secured four gold medals. “My father is a surgeon and my mother is a gynaecologist. My family helped me a lot in my studies,” she said. Aishwarya now wants to pursue an MD.

Two Ayurveda doctors who passed out from the Kalabhyraveshwara Swamy Institute, Bengaluru, Dr Vidhyashree M and Dr Samantha Honavar, did their college proud by topping the university results with a tally of four and three gold medals, respectively.

“I am the first doctor in my family. I worked hard but surely, I did not expect to secure four gold medals. I am happy with my achievement,” said Vidhyashree. She plans to pursue a Master’s degree in surgery.

Dr Samantha, who is one year junior to Vidhyashree, wants to pursue postgradaution in obstetrics and gynaecology. “I was always interested in becoming a doctor since I was a child,” she said.
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