The University of The Gambia through its School of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences inducted 40 Medical Doctors on Wednesday, the 22nd of June, 2022. The newly qualified medical practitioners are officially enrolled into the Medical Profession of The Gambia. After seven years of rigorous training and examination by health specialists from The Gambia and beyond, the new doctors took the sacred oath in an affirmation of their commitment to their responsibility.
The induction ceremony was attended by the Hon. Minister of Higher Education, Research, Science & Technology, the Hon. Minister of Health, Chairman of the Medical & Dental Council, Chairman of UTG Governing Council, The Vice Chancellor and Senior Management of the UTG, UN Representatives, Senior Medical Practitioners, Parents and friends of the newly qualified Doctors.
Speaking at the ceremony, the Hon. Minister of MoHERST Professor Pierre Gomez said “Your career journey into the medical profession starts after you have sworn the oath and being inducted into the profession. The totality of your output now as a medical practitioner, or whatever you choose to do in the profession, would be watched, assessed, and judged by patients and non-patients alike.”
In his statement, the Minister of Health, Dr. Amadou Lamin Samateh, reaffirmed his Ministry’s commitment to receive the new medical practitioners into the profession and collaboratively work in providing a standard health care delivery for the country.
The Vice Chancellor, Professor Herbert Robinson congratulated the newly sworn in Doctors and said that “As doctors, this is the beginning of your journey – a challenging but rewarding one. Prepare to be accountable for everything you do; prepare to welcome your patients’ participation in decisions about their care; be prepared to devote your professional energies not only in the needs of patients but also to the unmet health needs of our society.”
Prof. Ramatoulie Njie, the Provost of the Medical School congratulated the new doctors for their hard work and resilience. She reminded them that they are entering a noble profession and they must always give their best.
The excitement on the faces of both parents and friends of the newly qualified practitioners remains a pride for the new doctors to serve their people to the best of their abilities.