Not less than 32 students of the College of Medicine, Ekiti State University have been inducted by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) into the Medical profession. The Registrar of the Council, Dr. Tajudeen Sanusi who administered the induction oath on the inductees charged them to adhere strictly to  the ethics of the Medical Profession.

Dr Sanusi also encouraged the new medical doctors to select their carefully select mentors that would be guiding them appropriately in the profession. He described the medical profession as a regulated one and as such, the new doctors should regard the induction as a call to service.

The MDCN boss decried the discrimination among medical doctors in the academics while vying for the position of Vice Chancellor on the ground of not possessing Ph.D, stating that with the acquisition of Fellowship, such candidates should be considered suitable for the position of Vice Chancellor.

In his welcome address, the Provost, College of Medicine, Prof. James Bamidele informed the gathering that the journey that now culminated into this induction ceremony began years ago.

The Provost, congratulated the young Doctors for the new achievement and commended their resilience, perseverance and hardwork despite all odds.  Prof. Bamidele encouraged them to make professional applications of the skills they have garnered in the medical school over the years.

The induction Lecturer, Prof. Greg Efosa Erhabor in his lecture titled “Life is a Journey”, admonished the new medical doctors that the journey of life is filled with undulating circumstances. According to him “as you have moments of joy, excitement and achievement, life is sometimes interlaced with periods of uncertainties, challenges, failures, heartaches and tragedies”.  He went further to explain that life challenges are the true tests of man’s determination, strength and resilience.  Prof. Erhabor, therefore, encouraged the inductees that whatever situation the circumstances of life might bring to their ways, they should learn to remain resolute in their determination to forge ahead.  The lecturer stated that the most important thing is not where you are currently standing but the direction you are going.

Prof. Erhabor advised the inductees to remember various individuals and institutions (parents, teachers and well-wishers) who have been part of their success stories and deem it fit to always give back to them.

In his remarks, the Vice Chancellor Prof. Edward Olanipekun expressed his joy to the gathering, for his administration to have witnessed three induction ceremonies in quick successions in less than three years he came on board, as the Vice Chancellor.

Prof. Olanipekun affirmed his commitment to giving priority to the College of Medicine in terms of funding and human resources, in order to sustain uninterrupted academic calendar in the institution.  He, however, unveiled his administration’s plan to commence the building of an ultra modern administrative complex for the Department of Nursing Science.

The Vice Chancellor rejoiced with the parents and guardians of the young doctors who came to grace the occasion, for achieving such a great feat on their wards’ education.

The induction ceremony was well attended by medical elders, Chief Medical Directors of Teaching Hospitals, Eminent persons in the Medical Profession and members of the University community.

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