ESUT inducts 29 medical doctors
Vice Chancellor of the Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), Prof. Luke Anike, has charged their newly graduated medical doctors not to cut corners but to stick to the ethics of the medical profession in the discharge of their duties.
Anike, who cautioned the young doctors on greed for quick money, noted that the sky would be the limit of any professional who chose the path of hard work and excellence.
He was speaking in Enugu at the induction ceremony of 29 young medical doctors of the College of Medicine, ESUT.
The Vice Chancellor stated that due to the critical role of doctors in health care delivery, the institution would continue to invest in research, capacity building and modern medical education to ensure that only the best come out from the medical school.
He disclosed that out of 49 students that went through the final assessment exercise supervised and approved by external examiners from other universities in the country, only 29 of them were found worthy to practice medicine.
In his remarks, the provost, college of medicine, ESUT, Prof. Anthony Ugochukwu, said that their academic programmes had been extensively revised and streamlined such that a student coming into the college knows exactly when he or she would graduate, all things being equal.
Ugochukwu, disclosed that the new academic regulations designed in line with the National Universities Commission (NUC) and Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN), now awaiting ratification of the university senate, had been designed to plug all loop holes in the previous regulations which allowed medical students to beat the system and overstay. While congratulating the medical doctors, the provost quickly told them that the journey had just begun in their pursuit of attaining greater heights in their medical career, adding that “the journey of climbing to higher levels in the medical profession is tough, demanding and tortuous, it requires absolute dedication and persistent handwork after a first degree, you must strive to train and specialize in any branch of medicine”.
Presenting the 29 medical graduands to the registrar, Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN), Dr. Tajudeen Sanusi, for induction into the medical profession, the dean, faculty of clinical medicine, Prof. Frank Ezugwu, expressed satisfaction with the academic performance of the graduands throughout the duration of their studies and assessed them as worthy in character and learning.
Ezugwu enjoined the medical graduands to work hard and show high level discipline in their medical practice, even as he challenged them to always ensure that the health of their patients was paramount in their medical practice. He, however, cautioned that any act of negligence of their patients’ care could cause the withdrawal of their professional license, stressing that one way of appreciating their alma mater was to show excellence and commitment to their duty as good ambassadors.
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