GEMx Sponsored Competition Reflection: Monesh Rao, International Quiz for Medical Undergraduates (IQMU) 2017
Filed under: GEMx Sponsored Events
Specialty of Interest – Emergency Medicine, Orthopaedics, Surgery. Would love to be involved in Medecins Sans Frontieres
How did you get involved with the IQMU event?
I auditioned for the post of Head of Email and Correspondence Committee
What was your role during the event?
Corresponding over email and phone calls to get colleges to be interested in participation in the quiz, Correspondence with quiz masters, advisors, and GEMx representatives. Corresponding with teams and members
Can you speak about the exchange of knowledge, both medical and cultural, that took place during the event?
A quiz event is a great means of sharing of knowledge and incorporates friendly competition which is essential in building professional partnerships. Including cultural performances in an existing quiz event adds a mix of cultural knowledge about the rich heritage of the country and promoting lifelong interaction among all participants. We are proud to say that IQMU has achieved this at long last and we hope that we can build it far better in the coming years.
Did you learn anything about GEMx and global exchanges, or ECFMG after the opening presentation and presence at the event?
GEMx played a key role in explaining the importance of academic exchange programmes to all the students present and that GEMx provides great opportunities to interested students.
Do you have any more comments or things that you’d like to mention about IQMU and its aim to grow globally?
IQMU has just begun and our aim is to steadily build a platform for the exchange of culture and heritage between students of all countries. Unity in diversity among all medical students around the globe is what we hope to strengthen in the coming years.
For more information about the IQMU event, please visit http://www.theiqmu.com/ and follow their Facebook page.IQMU, Kasturba Medical College Manipal