Fazaia Medical College holds convocation

Published June 24, 2022
Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Baber Sidhu poses with faculty members, at the Fazaia Medical College convocation on Thursday. — White Star
Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Baber Sidhu poses with faculty members, at the Fazaia Medical College convocation on Thursday. — White Star

ISLAMABAD: The Convocation of the first batch of bachelor of medicine, bachelor of surgery (MBBS) students from Fazaia Medical College was held in Islamabad on Thursday.

Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Baber Sidhu was chief guest at the ceremony. He awarded gold, silver and bronze medals to students who secured first, second, and third positions respectively in their professional examinations.

Students who secured the highest marks in each subject were also awarded gold medals, whereas Dr Saad Azhar Malik was declared as the best graduate, who bagged 20 medals.

The air chief congratulated graduates and their parents on this significant and memorable day. He lauded the efforts of the administration and faculty of the college for achieving a historic milestone.

While addressing the audience, he appreciated the standard and quality of education being imparted at the college. He said in order to stay among the group of top medical colleges, Fazaia Medical College will have to add innovative teaching and learning strategies that are helpful in clarifying complex medical concepts.

“Nano-technology, robotic surgery, personalised medicines and wide spectrum organ transplant are the hallmark of today’s health care system,” said the air chief. He also stressed that graduates need to upgrade their knowledge to meet the present day challenges faced by the health sector.

The convocation was attended by high ranking armed forces officials, senior members of the civil society, vice chancellors of medical universities, principals of private and civil medical colleges along with the parents of graduating students.

Published in Dawn, June 24th, 2022

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