Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University College of Medicine (COOUCOM) has inducted 85 Medical Doctors who had successfully completed their necessary training into practice.
While inducting the fresh doctors at the Histopathology Auditorium, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teching Hospital COOUTH, Amaku-Awka, on Wenesday, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Greg Nwakoby, urged the newly inducted medical doctors to always observe professionalism in their practices.
He also called on the new medical doctors to handle every patients with care and seriousness.
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According to him, medicine is for those who are called to the profession and not for all comers, noting that if one is called and he observed the rules, the person will do well.
Nwakoby said that the medical profession was not all about making money but serving humanity and saving lives.
“I call on you you to render this service selflessly as medical doctors. Your profession is such that you handle human lives. Medical doctor is based on divine call and if you are not called, you will be a medical carpenter”, he said.
He also expressed confidence on the quality of medical doctors being produced by the institution, giving the hi-tech equipment and the quality of staff in the institution.
Speaking at the occasion, the Chief Medical Director of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital, Dr. Joe Akabuike said that despite the Covid-19 pandemic and residents doctors strike, the institution produced quality and sound medical doctors.
According to him, “the institution is doing very well and that was the reason most doctors are poached by foreign countries immediately after graduation.”
He expressed gratitude for the numbers of medical doctors the institution produced and urged them to always display professionalism in their practices.
While the Provost of the College, Professor Emmanuel Ojiyi said that he can vouch for the quality of medical doctors the institution was releasing to the public.
According to him, the quality of medical doctors the college produce are comparable to any doctor anywhere in the world.
He said that the institution does not only produce for Nigeria but for the world, noting that he was confident that they will excel where they find themselves.
Ojiyi however, admonished the new medical doctors to be patient in their practice, stating that whoever that fronted money first in the practice may not achieve success.
According to him, the essence of medical practice was to save lives and not to get rich overnight.