Enthusiasm reigns high at 'Freshers Day'

Enthusiasm reigns high at 'Freshers Day'

While girls from the first year stood apart from the crowd by wearing sarees, the boys in formals looked surely as doctors in the making. The event was organised by the MMC Alumni Association and Students Association at the Platinum Jubilee Auditorium at J K Grounds.

An excited Samreen Yusuf remarked, “It’s really a proud feeling to join one of the oldest and prestigious medical colleges in the country. We feel as if we have achieved something.”  Samreen, who hails from Calicut in Kerala, said that the first few days there was a problem of difference in languages. But once the new batch started making friends, the boundaries have started disappearing. “This (freshers day) is giving us an opportunity to showcase our talent.” With the inter-collegiate festival just round the corner, Samreen feels that it provides a platform for all students to display their talents and participate in the upcoming programmes.

Kriti Y C, the bubbling doctor-to-be from Mandya, said that getting into such a noble profession was satisfying for her. Having adjusted to the college and hostel life, Kriti says she enjoys practising dissection! She said that the first time they dissected the cadaver, the smell of formalin was quite appalling. But later, they’ve got used to it. She said that there is no fear of ragging as phone numbers of all authorities including the principal have been given to them. Another aspect, Kriti mentions is about the big fat book. She remarked that their seniors constantly assure them to not to be frightened and help them with their studies. Another event that’s coming up in MMC and RI is the ‘Hostel Day’, so that relation between senior and juniors improve.  Udaykumar, also from Mandya, who wanted to go for policing, said that he was forced to  pursue MBBS owing to parental pressure. However, he said after joining the college he is enjoying the experience both in and outside class.  Vinay Kumar, a Bangalorean said seniors regularly invite them for sports.

However, he feels that since the college is still new to them they haven’t been able to make full use of the gaming facilities. Keenly awaiting the Ganesha festival, he said that students of MMC and RI will have GPL -Ganesha Premier - for four days. Reminiscing his experiences, Gaurav, a final year MBBS student from New Delhi said that compared to other medical colleges, especiall private, clinical exposure is better here. Having been satisfied with the college, Gaurav said that K R Hospital and Cheluvamba Hospital provide students with more interaction opportunities with patients.

Cheluvamba Hospital superintendent Dr Krishnamurthy administered the oath to newcomers.

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