Report on Dr. Venkat Rao Memorial Post Graduate Quiz

Date :Jan 23, 2019

The Department of General Surgery, Father Muller Medical College, conducted “Venkat Rao Memorial PG Quiz 2019” for postgraduate students in General Surgery on 20.01.2019 at 8.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. in Knowledge Centre, A.V. Hall.  Students from six Medical Colleges in and around Mangalore consisting of 30 teams have participated in the quiz.   The inaugural programme began with prayer song by Dr. Nitu Joy, final year Surgical Postgraduate.  The welcome address was delivered by the organizing chairman of live workshop and PG quiz, Dr. Leo Francis Tauro, Professor & Head of the department.  The function was presided over by Rev. Fr. Richard Coelho, Director, Father Muller Charitable Institutions.  The lamp lighting was done by the dignitaries on the dais accompanied by the quiz master, Dr. Prathvi Shetty, Associate Professor.

The Chief Guest of the function, Dr. Antony Sylvan D’Souza, reputed Academician, Professor  of Anatomy and Dean, D.M. Wayanad Institute of Medical Sciences, Kerala was introduced to the gathering by Dr. Clement R.S. D’Souza, Professor & Unit Head, Department of General Surgery.   Dr. Antony Sylvan D’Souza in his inaugural speech stressed on the importance of participation in this kind of academic programmes.  He also requested the surgical fraternity to upgrade the knowledge by conducting live workshop for  the better care of the patients.  He remembered the great services rendered by Dr. Venkat Rao at Father Muller Hospital, Mangalore.

The Director, Rev. Fr. Richard Coelho, in his Presidential address congratulated the department of Surgery for conducting the quiz in memory of the surgeon  par excellence and a General Surgeon in true sense Late Dr. Venkat Rao and he wished good luck to the participants.

The Dean FMMC, Dr. J.P. Alva stressed on the importance of participation in quiz.  Quizzing will help the participants to get rid of mind block and enriched the knowledge. He re-collected his memories of the services rendered by Dr. Late Venkat Rao.  Dr. Rakesh Rai, Professor & Unit Head and Organizing Secretary proposed the vote of thanks.  Rev. Fr. Rudolf Ravi D’Sa, Administrator was present during the inauguration.  The programme compered by Dr. Nisha Samantha Thambuchetty. and Nayan John Pinto, Surgical Postgraduates.

Dr. Pratvhi Shetty was the quiz master. The quiz consisted of a preliminary selection round followed by a final quiz of 5 rounds with the top 5 teams. The final quiz consisted of five rounds which included case presentation, viva-voce, gammath (fun) rounds, clinical ward, surgery - operative videos (buzzer round).

The first prize won by Dr. Manmohan Singh Rajneet and Dr. Deepika C A., Kasturba Medical College, Mangaluru.  The Second prize won by Dr. Lijin J.L.. and Dr. Gaikwad Avinash, Father Muller Medical College, Mangaluru Third prize won by Dr. Monalisa D’Souza and Dr.Gandla Kiran Kumar, Father Muller Medical College, Mangaluru.  The prize distribution was done by the HOD and Senior Faculty members of the department.  All the staff members and postgraduates from the department of surgery have attended the programme.  Total 60 members participated in the programme.  It was well appreciated by the participants.