A total of 54 medical doctors from the Family Health Medical School, (FHMS) Ghana’s Premier Private Medical School have been inducted by the Medical and Dental Council (MDC) to be recognised as professionals in their practice.

Speaking at the induction ceremony held in Accra over the weekend, the Registrar of the MDC, Dr Divine NdonbiBanyubala, noted that, the new doctors had a greater responsibility to care for their patients, particularly the responsibility to decide between life and death.

 Again, he urged the newly qualified doctors to be professional in their practice in order to maintain the trust and confidence society reposes in them.

 He added that, the MDC would continue its watchdog role of promoting and protecting public health and safety while ensuring professional standards in the training of medical and dental practitioners.

Prof. Paul Nyame, Chairman of the Council, in his speech advised the inductees not to be swayed by the desire and thirst for glory, but should distance themselves from vices such as human trafficking and adoption trading.

He admonished the new doctors to tame their weakness in their line of duty in order not to jeopardise their integrity and trust that society had in them.

He reminded themto keep the confidentiality of their patients’ information as that was crucial to their practice.

The 54 doctors, were the second batch of graduates from the Family Health Medical School. The doctors were trained by highly respected and competent lecturers and Professors under joint supervision of the Founders, Prof. Enyonam Yao Kwawukume and Dr. Susu Bridget Kwawukume.

Mrs Rita Kaine, Registrar of Family Health University College (FHUC) in an interview stated that, the council, management, faculty and entire staff were all excited and proud to see the induction of the students they had nurtured and groomed, inducted into the medical profession.

She said that the Management of FHUC was optimistic that the determination and enthusiasm shown by the inductees during their studies would reflect in their profession and practice. Mrs Kaine revealed that feedback received by management, on the 30 doctors inducted by the MDC last year was encouraging.

Prof. Kwawukume, said that, the attitude of teamwork and togetherness imbibed in the inductees during their studies would be continued.

He added that, Faculty would keep collaborating with the new doctors to ensure they follow the discipline and professional ethics of their practice.

He assured that the new doctors’ progress would be keenly monitored, and guidelines and assistance would be provided where necessary to enable them excel in their delivery of service to patients in Ghana.

Dr Elikplim Amenyawo, an inductee from 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 so thankful to the Founders of Family Health Medical School, for establishing this first private medical school in Ghana. FHMS has given me the opportunity to fulfil my dreams as a Medical Doctor. I believe with this exposure and opportunities I am on my way to becoming a great doctor”.

DrSimonSackitey, Overall Best Student for Class of 2021, expressed his excitement for having successfully passed out as a Medical Doctor. He said his choice to trust Family Health Medical School with his ambition of being a doctor has been hugely beneficial to him. He applauded the competence, patience and professionalism of his professors and lecturers.

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