One of medical’s hallowed traditions was celebrated at UMDC, as the first year students of MBBS donned their white coats – the most profound symbol of the medical profession, for the first time.
It was a much-awaited moment for the first year students on January 14, 2019 as they entered the UMDC which they would be part of, for next five years. It was all the more special because their seniors and professors were there to welcome them into the college premises.
New students gathered with faculty and seniors for the college’s ‘Annual White Coat Ceremony’. After donning their new white coats, presented by the second year students, they recited the Oath pledging allegiance to the medical profession, their companions, seniors and their duty towards their patients. Students also received bouquets from their seniors.
During orientation and welcome program conducted in Saleem Auditorium, Prof Dr Muhammad Saeed, Principal UMDC emphasized the importance of the white coat to the medical students and made them understand their responsibilities. He spoke of the important journey each student is set to embark upon on the road to becoming a doctor. He also told the students about performance of the college. Maj (Retd) Izhar ul Ahsan, Registrar, briefed the students about TUF, UMDC, MTH and other welfare projects running under the auspices of Madinah Foundation.
Mian Muhammad Haider Amin, Chairman BoG, UMDC in his address emphasized the importance of medical education for serving the suﬀering humanity in a better way. ‘UMDC with its highly qualified and experienced faculty and state of the art infrastructure has been providing quality medical education to female students in an enviable environment’, he added.
Prof Dr AG Rehan, Medical Director, Madinah Teaching Hospital and Ms Zahida Maqbool, Additional Registrar also addressed the students.
A free medical camp under the supervision of Prof Dr Haji Muhammad Aslam was also held, where fresh students availed the facility of medical checkup.