Metropolis Foundation, the CSR arm of Metropolis Healthcare, organized the 5th edition of the MedEngage Scholarship Summit 2023 today. The MedEngage Scholarship Programme, a flagship CSR initiative of Metropolis, awarded scholarship grants totaling INR 1.7 crore to 250 medical students (final year MBBS and MD/DNB). This is in recognition of their achievements towards academic scores, extra-curricular activities, and research papers/thesis presentations.
Envisioned by Metropolis Chairman Dr. Sushil Shah, MedEngage is a holistic medical outreach programme that aims to nourish and nurture the young medical talent that essentially forms the future of healthcare acumen in India. The programme supports the deserving and meritorious students to contribute to healthcare research in the country by rewarding them with financial grants and by providing them with practical knowledge through Metropolis’ world-class laboratories and panel of experts on board.
This year’s edition of the MedEngage Scholarship programme received over 2670 applications from 516 cities across 29 states in India. The programme covered more than 500 medical colleges, including government and private ones in the country. The participants had to go through a stringent selection process based on their academic performance and several other evaluation parameters. Ernst & Young LLP was appointed as the process advisor for this scholarship programme.
Commenting on the MedEngage Scholarship Programme, Dr. Duru Shah, Chairperson, Metropolis Foundation said: “We are extremely happy to receive the overwhelmingly positive responses from the young medical doctors for this scholarship programme year after year. We firmly believe that education is essential to the holistic development of the nation’s youth. Through the MedEngage program, Metropolis Foundation hopes to improve the academic landscape in the country and “Empower and Encourage” our students - Our Future Healthcare warriors to contribute to the healthcare ecosystem.”
Dr. Kirti Chadha, Chief Scientific Officer and Group Head – CSR, Metropolis Healthcare commented: “MedEngage, a medical college outreach program conceptualized by our honorable Chairman and executed by the CSR arm of Metropolis embodies the true values of Metropolis Foundation – to nurture, educate, empower, and encourage young medical students in their undergraduate and post graduate critical formative years. We conducted numerous surveys and interviews of potential beneficiaries before launching this program and weaved in all areas where tomorrow’s doctors need hand holding, guidance, orientation, financial and academic research support. We opened our doors and our resources to budding medical minds to enable them to succeed nationally and internationally. This timely support serves as a steppingstone for them in their difficult pursuit of excellence journey spanning science & innovation. Digitization of the module scope and beneficiary application has further helped us reach remote corners of the country impacting across tier city boundaries. As medical colleges and DNB hospitals in the country increase, we have also been increasing our budget and number of beneficiaries to ensure a sizeable percentage of eligible population gets impacted with program benefits.”
Under the gamut of MedEngage platform, students also avail for Observership Program, Academic Research Support, Laboratory Tour, and Internships etc. Recently, the MedEngage platform introduced a brand-new programme called ‘MedTalk’. A web series, MedTalk is an interactive session for senior and young doctors to co-create a futuristic healthcare vision. It gives a platform for aspiring doctors to learn directly from experts and expand their horizons. By enlisting a panel of medical and scientific experts, the long-term goal of MedEngage is to create a knowledge community and a strong platform to discuss and share industry’s best practices in India and beyond.
The Summit celebrated scholarship recipients in six different categories, including Champion of Champions, Pedagogue, Scholar Collar, The Vibrant One, Wizkid, and Wordsmith. Medical Luminaries from different specialities graced the event as speakers and helped honour the GenNext, the nation’s up-and-coming medical talent.
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