UNICAL cautions new doctors against unethical practices
The University of Calabar (UNICAL) has cautioned 63 newly inducted doctors against unethical practices while discharging their duties and charged them to always prioritise the well-being of their patients if they must excel in the medical profession.
Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Florence Obi, gave the charge, yesterday, during the 52nd Physicians’ Oath Taking Ceremony at UNICAL.
While congratulating the inductees for scaling through the hurdles in the course of their training, she urged them to adhere strictly to the ethics of the medical profession and imbibe the spirit of excellence in the discharge of their duties.
“I am proud of the products from the college because they have been making great exploits all over the world. I am happy to be part of your success stories and I urge you all to be good ambassadors of the university,” she said.
She however restated management’s commitment to partnering with the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) to achieve a common goal, especially in the continuous training and retraining of doctors.
Speaking, Provost, College of Medical Sciences, Prof. Victor Ansa, who congratulated the graduates on their success, disclosed that 10 automatic internship employment would be offered to ‘deserving doctors’ who are willing to serve in the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH).
Also speaking, Dean of, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, Prof. Ngim Ngim, said the inductees were products of devotion and commitment to the pursuit of excellence.
On his part, Cross River State Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Dr. Innocent Abang, welcomed the inductees into the association and urged them to unlock their God-given potential in their profession.