IT WAS a proud day for 119 medical graduates as they received their temporary certificate in a special Hippocratic Oath ceremony organised by the Faculty of Medicine, UniKL Royal College of Medicine Perak (UniKL RCMP).
The oath was led by Dr Jasminder Kaur Hari Singh, a Malaysian Medical Association award recipient.
The Dean’s and Surgery award recipient, Dr Sophia Sharom Nizan, in her valedictorian speech, said she was thankful her hard work had paid off.
“I took an active role in clubs, organised events and experienced new things outside the scope of MBBS. I realise one thing, that is not to limit our knowledge within the university’s syllabus.
“To pass an examination is important but wanting to learn new stuff is equally important.”
Others who received awards were Dr Nurul Huda Ismail (Obstetrics & Gynaecology), Dr Muhammad Yahya (Paediatric), Dr Muhammad Danial Mohamad Rosni (Orthopaedic), Dr Muhammad Firdhaus Pazil (Primary Care), Dr Theviyaah Thiagarajan (Mental Health) Dr Nur Fitriati Azhani Fauzi (Public Health) and Dr Wan Nur Adilah Wan Halim (Medicine).
The award presentation ceremony was held at Casuarina @Meru Hotel.
UniKL president and chief executive Professor Datuk Dr Mazliham Mohd Su’ud congratulated the graduates for their achievements in his keynote address.
“The university is truly proud of you and what you have achieved, and we join your parents and loved ones in celebrating this special occasion with you. Today is a great time to feel good about accomplishing something that very few people do in their lives, which is graduating from a university as a doctor,” he said.
He also reminded them to treat their patients with love, diligence, professionalism and humility.
“Listen and remember that many times you will need to listen more than you need to talk.
“You will be surprised that you can learn from your patients a lot more than you can learn from books if you care to listen,” he added.
He advised the graduates to prepare themselves to face the real challenges that would be totally different from the university environment.
“I believe the two years’ housemanship training at government hospitals will make you a mature and well-rounded physician.”
Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Associate Professor Syed Rahim Syed Hamid advised the graduates to treat patients equally and humbly regardless of their status and race.
“My advice to you is to be humble as you do not become any less of a doctor by being so.”
UniKL RCMP’s new registration intake for diploma programmes took place this month, while the intake for degree programmes will be on Sept 15.
This year also marks the first intake for the Bachelor of Nursing Science (Hons) programme.
Those interested can apply at www.unikl.edu.my