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In a celebration of academic achievement, the Lagos State University College of Medicine inducted the Second Batch of its 17th Set of Graduating Medical Doctors and 7th Set of Graduating Dental Surgeons on Wednesday 27th December, 2023 at its campus in Ikeja.
The event, which follows the 1st Batch who were unveiled and inducted on the 31st of August, was held in the college’s expansive FBCS/FBMS auditorium and showcased a vibrant display of accomplishment, dedication, and the promising future awaiting the new healthcare professionals.
Families and friends gathered in anticipation, creating an atmosphere charged with enthusiasm and pride.
The ceremony commenced with the arrival of the graduates adorned in their traditional academic regalia surrounded by family members, well wishers and followed by esteemed College executives and faculty members.
The Provost of the College Prof. Abiodun Adewuya who was represented by his Deputy, Prof. Olufemi Idowu, welcomed the attendees and dignitaries to the ceremony, emphasizing the significance of the day and the immense responsibility that comes with being a healthcare professional.
“We stand here today to honor the dedication and hard work of these brilliant individuals who have successfully completed their rigorous medical and dental education. Today marks not only the end of their academic journey but also the beginning of their service to humanity,” Prof. Idowu stated with conviction.
He encouraged the graduates to always remember their Alma mater as they commenced their professional journey saying “As you commence this next chapter, remember that you are not alone as LASUCOM continues to be your stronghold, providing support and mentorship throughout your journey”.
The Medical Elder for the Ceremony was one of the College’s most distinguished Haematologist, Professor A.O Dosunmu who with wisdom and humour, encouraged the graduates to embrace the challenges of the profession and remain steadfast in their commitment to healthcare excellence.
“You are going into a complex world and I enjoin you to develop the wisdom to simplify those situations” he said whilst also charging them to make good use of the opportunities their license brings them.
In the usual fashion, the highlight of the ceremony was the administration of the Hippocratic Oath and the distribution of certificates which was chaperoned by the MDCN Registrar, Dr. T.A.B Sanusi.
As each graduate rose to receive their well-deserved recognition and recite the Oath, the room echoed with applause and cheers from their peers and families.
The Registrar of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) Dr. T A.B Sanusi in his goodwill message to the Inductees, described the ceremony as not just a celebration but a serious call for “Service to Humanity” and “Sober Reflection”.
He reminded the graduates of the importance of dispatching excellent health care service and upholding the highest standards of medical and dental care as the embarked on the next and most important chapter of their careers.
“You owe the patients in your care a committed duty of care that should not be broken by political or societal factors” Dr. Sanusi reminded them.
The New Doctors and Dental Surgeons, now officially inducted into the medical and dental council, left the auditorium with a sense of accomplishment and a commitment to upholding the values of the Lagos State University and it’s esteemed College of Medicine.
As the second batch of 17th MBBS and 7th BDS LASUCOM graduates embark on their professional journeys, the medical college continues to shine as a beacon of education and excellence, contributing to the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare with each graduating class.