K S Hegde Medical Academy

A brief Report on Post Graduate Quiz – 02 Feb 2018

K S Hegde Medical Academy, a constituent college of Nitte (Deemed to be University), Mangaluru in association with Indian Association of Pathologists and Microbiologists, Karnataka Chapter(KCIAPM) have organized the VIIth ANNUAL KCIAPM STATE LEVEL PATHOLOGY POST GRADUATE QUIZ on 02-02-2018 at K.S. Hegde Medical Academy Auditorium, Mangaluru. 34 teams from 19 different medical colleges have participated. Dr. Sinhasan S.P, Associate Professor of Pathology, Indira Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute (IGMC RI), Puducherry, was the quiz master.  Preliminary round was written questions comprising 100 Multiple choice questions and fill in the blank types. Participants were very much enthusiastic in preliminary round. Based on performance of preliminary round, top 6 colleges were chosen for the final round. Teams from Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Bangalore Medical College and Research Center, Bengaluru, Father Mullers Medical college, Mangaluru, Sri Devaraj Urs Medical college, Kolar, Kempegouda Institute of Medical Sciences, Bengaluru  and Belgaum institute of medical sciences, Belgavi were the finalists.

Final rounds were started after the tea break. Dr Sinhasan SP, Quiz master, took over the proceedings of the final round. It was comprised of 10 rounds with Indian Great Personalities Round, Birds eye view round, Microbes (Criminals) round, Sing a song (Riddles) round, Cytology Round, Pseudo- Round, Denti-Round, Syndrome round, Gross-Micro-Googly round, and Buzzer round. The buzzer round lasted for a duration of more than half an hour with 66 interesting questions. Each round had audience questions with active participation from the audience. There was close competition between the final teams. In the end, Bangalore Medical College and Research Center, Bengaluru, emerged as the winners. There was a tie for the second place between Kasturba Medical College, Manipal and Father Mullers Medical College, Mangaluru, which was settled in favour of KMC Manipal by means of an extended Buzzer round, Father Mullers Medical College bagging the third place. The event was witnessed by over 90 post graduates and consultant pathologists.

For the valedictory function, Dr Satheesh Kumar Bhandary, Vice Chancellor, Nitte (Deemed to be University), Dr. Sinhasan S.P., Quiz master, Dr Jayaprakash Shetty K., Professor & Head of Pathology, Vice Dean(KSHEMA), the Organizing chairman and Dr Kishan Prasad HL, the Organizing secretary were present. Prizes were distributed to the winners. First prize comprised a Rolling Trophy, Rs 5000/- and the certificates were distributed to Dr. Navya and Dr. Shaila of Bangalore Medical College and Research Center, Bengaluru. Second prize comprising Rs. 3,000/- with certificates was distributed to Dr. Sadaf Khan and Dr. Shrinidhi Nathany, of Kasturba Medical College Manipal. Third prize comprising Rs. 2000/- and certificates were distributed to Dr. Swathi Prabhu & Dr. Madan K., of Father Muller Medical College, Mangaluru. The Chief guest, Dr. Satheesh Kumar Bhandary emphasized the importance of having such programmes, and to have many more programmes of this nature to create interest among the post graduates in the fast growing field of Pathology. Dr. Jayaprakash Shetty K., Organizing Chairman conducted the proceedings of prize distribution ceremony and Dr. Kishan Prasad H.L. delivered the vote of thanks.

In future, we would like to host such events, to rouse the curiosity and interest in the students of Pathology. We sincerely thank the President KCIAPM, Dr. Shashikala P., the Secretary Dr. Vijay Shankar S., and other Executive members, for their support and providing the opportunity to host this Post-Graduate Quiz Programme.