No fewer than 68 MBBS graduates of the Bayero University Kano, BUK, have been inducted into medical profession by the Medical Dental Council of Nigeria, MDCN, in Kano.
DAILY NIGERIAN reports that 47 of the inductees are male while 21 are female.
Also, Sa’adatu Abubakar-Tanimu emerged as the overall best graduate.
During the 19th induction ceremony on Thursday, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Muhammad Yahuza-Bello urged the new doctors to exercise high ethical standard, competence and professionalism in dealing with human life.
While congratulating the new doctors for the laudable achievement, the V-C enjoined the doctors to abide by the code of ethics of the medical profession.
The V-C, who was represented by the Director, Academic Planning, Prof. Bala Sidi-Aliyu, added that the doctors should desist from any act capable of jeopardizing them into legal tussle.
Administering the oath of allegiance on the new medical doctors, the Registrar, MDCN, Dr. T.A.B Sanusi, charged the inductees to exhibit a high level of doggedness, competence and confidentiality, as well as abide by the oath they took.
On his part, the Chief Medical Director of Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Prof. Abdulrahman Sheshe disclosed that the new doctors would go for their internship, calling on them to always seek guidance from their senior colleagues.
The Medical Elder, Prof. Mu’utasim Ibrahim challenged the graduates to consult medical library and visit the internet regularly in search of knowledge that will keep them abreast of the dynamics of health challenges.
Mr Mu’utasim also cautioned the doctors to use communication skills effectively in dealing with their patients, saying that it would ease the way in addressing many health challenges and distancing them from being found wanting.