Fifty-four physicians from Family Health Medical School (FHMS) have been inducted by the Medical and Dental Council (MDC) to be recognized as professionals in their practice.
Speaking at the induction ceremony held in Accra over the weekend, MDC Registrar Dr Divine Ndonbi Banyubala noted that new doctors have a greater responsibility to care for their patients , especially the responsibility of deciding between life and death.
Again, he posited that newly qualified physicians must be professional in their practice in order to maintain society’s trust in them.
He added that the MDC would continue its watchdog role in promoting and protecting public health and safety while ensuring professional standards in the training of medical and dental practitioners.
On his part, the President of the Council, Professor Paul Nyame, in his speech, advised the inductees not to be swayed by desire and the thirst for glory, but to distance themselves from vices such as human trafficking. and adoption traffic.
He urged new doctors to tame their weakness in the performance of their duties so as not to compromise the integrity and trust that society had in them. Again, he reminded the inductees that maintaining the confidentiality of their patients’ information was crucial to their practice.
The 54 doctors were the second batch of graduates from Family Health Medical School. The doctors have been trained by highly respected and competent lecturers and professors under the supervision of the founders, Prof. Enyonam Yao Kwawukume and Dr. Susu Bridget Kwawukume.
Ms. Rita Kaine, Registrar of Family Health University College (FHUC), said in an interview that the board, management, faculty and entire staff are all thrilled and proud to see the student induction they have fed and cared for, inducted into the medical profession.
She said FHUC leadership is optimistic that the determination and enthusiasm shown by the inductees during their studies will be reflected in their profession and practice.
Ms. Kaine said the feedback received by management on the 30 doctors inducted into the MDC last year is encouraging.
“We are getting good feedback from all regions and believe that the 54 inductees will replicate the same, if not better than, their predecessors.”
Founder of Family Health University College, Professor Enyonam Yao Kwawukume said the attitude of teamwork and togetherness imbibed by the inductees during their studies will continue.
Professor Kwawukume added that the Faculty will continue to work with new physicians to ensure that they adhere to discipline and professional ethics in their practice.
He assured the new doctors that their progress will be closely monitored and that guidance and assistance will be provided as needed to enable them to excel in their service delivery to patients in Ghana.
According to him, this will cement the relationship that the Family Health Medical School seeks to establish with its alumni.
Dr. Elikplim Amenyawo, an inductee at Family Health Medical School, said she was proud to be an alumnus of FHMS, adding that the school is one of the best medical schools in Ghana.
“I am very grateful to the founders of Family Health Medical School for establishing this first private medical school in Ghana. FHMS gave me the opportunity to realize my dreams as a doctor. I believe that with this exposure and these opportunities, I am on my way to becoming a great doctor,” she said.
Class of 2021 top student Dr. Simon Sackitey expressed his excitement at having passed out as a doctor.
He said his choice to trust Family Health Medical School with his ambition to become a doctor has been extremely beneficial to him. He applauded the skill, patience and professionalism of his teachers and lecturers.
The Family Health Medical School is the first private medical school in Ghana that offers student-centered learning strategies that promote smart learning in students.
The school offers a six-year Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB ChB) program for SSCE and ‘A’ level applicants, and a Graduate Entrance Medical Program (GEMP) of four and a half years to the Bachelor of Surgery (MB ChB) for holders of a first degree in science-related disciplines.