Newly inducted doctors at Jos University advised to practice with ethics


The graduating students were praised for seeing them successfully through their studies.

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Jos, Hayward Mafuyai, has advised the 94 newly inducted medical doctors at the university to practice the profession with its regulation, ethics and in the interest of humanity.

Mr. Mafuyai gave the charge on Tuesday at the university’s multipurpose hall, during the 31st swearing-in and induction ceremony of the medical students who successfully completed their studies to become doctors.

“I can say with all confidence that we attest to and confirm the quality of training and summative assessment that led to the success of these young men and women as doctors,” he said.

He urged the newly inducted medical doctors to complement the efforts of their lecturers, parents and guardians by ensuring that they practice within the rules of the profession to avoid sanctions from the Medical and Dental Council, the professional body which ensures qualitative medical practice in Nigeria.

Mr. Mafuyai congratulated the graduands and thanked their parents and guardians who facilitated the studies of the young medical doctors up to the current height they have attained.

He added that there was a need to appreciate parents who are able to afford their children’s school fees despite the economic hardship in the country as many students have been forced out of school due to lack of funds.

Presenting the students to the Registrar, Medical and Dental Council, RMDC, Abdulmumuni Ibrahim for swearing-in and formal induction into the medical profession, the Dean of the Faculty of Medical Science at the university, Nuhu Dakum, assured the public that the 94 medical doctors were qualified to practice anywhere in Nigeria and beyond.

Leading the graduands in the Hippocratic Oath, the registrar warned them not to deviate from the ethics of medical practice.

The outgoing Chief Medical Director at the Jos University Teaching Hospital, JUTH, Ishaya Pam, who was also present at the ceremony, encouraged the newly inducted doctors to practice their profession in Nigeria, saying that those, who upon completion of their studies, rush abroad for greener pastures may never have another opportunity of serving their fatherland.

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