MedEngage, a corporate social responsibility driven by Metropolis Healthcare Ltd., intends to help deserving medical students in India through grants, research awards, and certificate courses. Metropolis launched its first edition of the “MedEngage Scholarship Summit 2018” on December 9, 2018, in Mumbai. At the 3rd edition of the MedEngage Scholarship Program 2021-22, MedEngage Scholarship Program rewarded 122 young medical students (final year MBBS & MD/DNB) with Awards & Scholarship grants of total worth up to INR 90 plus lakhs.
The MedEngage is a medical talent outreach program to encourage the imminent medical talent in the country. They have been in the field of Laboratory Medicine for over 37 years and aim to empower medical students with resources and help them in their medical research.
Dr. Prashanth S, from Madras, India, is the recipient of the MedEngage Award and Scholarship under the “Champion of the Champions” category launched by Metropolis Healthcare Ltd. He is currently doing his internship which will be the final year of his MBBS from Madras Medical College Chennai. Dr. Prashanth received the award for consistently delivering an outstanding performance in academics, and participating in posters, papers, and research publications along with pursuing other interests.
He happened to be the National Convenor of the Indian Medical Association Medical Students Network, madras, 2021-2022. There are various awards and felicitations which Dr. Prashanth had won like the National President’s Appreciation Award thrice, making his mark – in academics (63 Gold Medals across MBBS) & in the social aspect of life. He also happens to win the United Nations Sustainable development program goals award for the project on Hydroponics. Also, he is working on a research paper on the topic “Impaired glucose tolerance in post-splenectomy patients” which is related to diabetes mellitus.
Dr. Prashanth’s dad passed away when he was in the 12th grade and his mother was diagnosed with endometrial cancer soon after. And his grandmother was also not keeping well. At that time when his presence at home was pivotal to fend for things, the need to go out and fight for his family struck the hardest. The experiences he had and the lessons that he learned have instilled a level of maturity that he wouldn’t have been able to achieve otherwise.
He has left no stone unturned for his firm belief that growth in academics would shape his destiny and directed him against all odds. Winning accolades in quizzes, research papers, case presentations, medical debates, and gold medals alongside positions of leadership and responsibilities that he has held, everything he is and has been able to achieve, he owes it all to his mom, Mrs. Shanthi, and his grandma, Mrs. Jayalakshmi. Dr. Prashanth thinks such programs are boon and should be in the future also. These programs are helping in recognizing the talent in India. And in times when scholarship programs are less, these types of programs are great for numerous medical students across the country and maybe across the globe.