MEMBERS of the 2016 graduating class from the Departments of Medicine and Dentistry of the College of Medicine of the University of Ibadan were inducted into the medical/dental profession respectively on Tuesday, 1 November, 2016.
The ceremony of admission into the medical and dental professions of the graduands took place at the Paul Hendrickse Lecture Theatre of the College of Medicine, University College Hospital (UCH) premises, Ibadan.
Speaking to the inductees, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Professor Idowu Olayinka, who was represented by Professor Gbemisola Oke of the University of Ibadan, admonished the new doctors to build. “You must build upon the foundation on which you have risen to make it greater than it is today.”
He further implored the inductees to build also on societal values. He urged them to build so as to displace bad things because the nation is depending on them to make the health sector better.
While presenting the medical inductees for the ceremony, the dean, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, Professor Adefolarin Malomo, advised the young doctors to be strong and courageous. He explained that practicing medicine was a really delicate kind of profession and errors in the line of duty could be grave. He, therefore, urged them to stay focused and remain consistent with the principles of the Hippocratic Oath.
The dean, Faculty of Dentistry, Professor A.O. Fasola who was represented by Professor Juwon Arotiba, presented the dental inductees and admonished them never to rest on their oars. He added that it is imperative that they observe the ethics of the profession wherever they may roam.
Delivering the induction lecture ‘a charge to be a compassionate doctor’, Chief Olabode Amao, OON urged the inductees to treat their patients with dignity and the respect they deserve. He stressed the need for them to give back to the nation and ensure to make a difference. He advised that they keep their hearts open and show love because in the absence of love, there will be no holistic medical care. “I urge you to be compassionate about the practise of these noble professions,” he concluded.