University Kuala Lumpur Royal Medical College of Perak (UniKL RMCP) celebrated the coming of age of its students when 96 passed their final examination in March.
At the presentation of temporary parchments and the oath-taking ceremony, Chairman of UniKL RMCP, Dato’ Dr Adham Baba said that he was proud of the students’ achievements. The temporary certificates allow them to be employed as interns. “Today marks another successful chapter in your life which you should be proud of,” he said. The Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery programme, he said, was meant for those who have a caring spirit and are committed to the well-being of society.
Dean’s Award winner, Dr Siti Syuhada binte Abdul Rahman, in her speech, expressed her gratitude to the university lecturers and staff for their assistance throughout their five-year sojourn at the college. The event ended with the presentation of awards to nine outstanding graduates in recognition of their academic excellence.
There are 40 medical colleges in Malaysia producing over 5000 doctors annually. Most are absorbed as medical officers in government hospitals and clinics throughout the country.