KMC Manipal student wins accolades

KMC Manipal student wins accolades

Poorvaprabha Patil, a second year student of KMC-Manipal, receives the award at a function held in Panaji in Goa recently.

Poorvaprabha Patil, a second-year student of Kasturba Medical College Manipal, won accolades at the Indian Health Professional Awards function in Panaji, Goa recently.

She won two of the three awards she was nominated for; at the prestigious event. She bagged the “Outstanding Medico of the Year” and “Emerging Medical Speaker of The Year” awards The “Young Medical Achiever of the Year” award went to another person. 

“The winners were selected from over 400 nominations. The prestigious national level award ceremony was attended by over 200 doctors from within and outside the country,” an excited Poorva said.

The ebullient KMC medico has a string of achievements to her credit. Some of her off-campus engagements and achievements are:

She is Co-moderator, HIFA (Healthcare information for all)--an 11,000-member global platform working on access to healthcare information.

She is the only Indian on the 10-member youth committee for Policy and Advocacy working in 53 Commonwealth nations for launching a women’s mentorship programme to empower women across Africa.

She is a member of the EB-TO (Executive Board and Team of Officials) of Medical Students Association of India-- an organisation comprising over 24,000 Indian medical students.

She is also the Indian ambassador for the International Journal for Medical Students.

She co-founded ‘Lumina Vitae’, an NGO working for the underprivileged in India, primarily on rural health care, at the age of 18.