Dr. Keval Virani, a final year MBBS student from BJ Medical College in Ahmedabad in Gujarat has received the MedEngage 2022 scholarship. Dr. Keval Virani from Amreli district in Gujarat won the scholarship under the “WizKid” category for his consistent performance and excellence in his field of studies.
The aim of the MedEngage scholarship program is to recognize the challenging work of the medical students by giving them grants that enables them to conduct testing for their thesis. The scholarship further helps them in availing internship programs and training in Metropolis laboratories that prepares them for the technological changes in the field of medicine. This year, the scholarship program had received registrations from over 500 institutes. Almost, 5000 students had registered under each category of awards in which students applied included – “Champion of Champions”, “Pedagogue”, “The Vibrant One”, “Scholar Collar”, “WizKid”, and “The Word Smith”.
Coming from a humble background, Dr Virani, one of the three children lacked financial support as his father, a farmer j is the only earning member supporting the seven members family. It was indeed a difficult journey for the father to cover the expenses of his medical studies. In his first year, Dr. Virani joined an NGO, MSAI (Medical Students Association of India) an international organization working to provide health education and awareness about various health issues to the public. Being brought up in a village he has seen difficulties people face trying to seek medical help.
On winning the Metropolis MedEngage Scholarship Dr. Keval said, I am thankful to the MedEngage program fora rewarding with the MedEngage scholarship. This has come as a huge encouragement for me and my family and would support me in achieving my dreams in the field of medicine. I am grateful to my family who has been my continuous support system. Scholarships like these will not only motivate medical students but will also encourage more children to pursue their careers in the field of medical science especially despite their financial situation.
Metropolis launched its first edition of the “MedEngage Scholarship Summit 2018” on December 9, 2018, in Mumbai. In 2022, Metropolis awarded scholarships to 122 young medical students at the third edition of the summit.