85 MBBS students of SCM College awarded degrees


As many as 85 MBBS students of Shifa College of Medicine (SCM) were awarded degrees on Saturday while a brilliant student was conferred upon ‘Ibn-e-Seena Gold Medal award’ for showing outstanding performance.
The SCM held its ninth convocation in which 85 MBBS students were awarded degrees and a brilliant student, Dr Amna Sohail, was awarded with the ‘Ibn-e-Seena Gold Medal Award’ for showing outstanding performance in all the years of her studies and being the best student of her batch.
Dr Matiullah Kamran secured second position and third position went to Dr Amna Ashraf. Besides, Ruth Cristina from Shifa College of Nursing (SCN) secured first position in nursing.
Quaid-e-Azam University Vice Chancellor Dr Masoom Yasinzai conferred degrees upon the students. Bahria University Rector Vice Admiral (retd) Muhammad Haroon, SCM Dean Dr. Muhammad Ameen, SCM Principal Dr Muhammad Aslam, Shifa International Hospital President & CEO Dr Manzoor H Qazi, faculty members of SCM, graduating students and their parents attended the convocation.
Dr Yasinzai, addressing the ceremony, said public health practice required extensive practical experience in the application of skills to provide the best medical care to patients. “Practicing medicine is not just an occupation or career but a noble profession.
I’ve witnessed myself that Shifa, as a great institution, strives to instill in the students an appreciation of the meanings of service, a love for learning that will stay with them throughout their professional lives and sense of duty towards their patients, their colleagues and the society at large,” The QAU VC said. He urged the students to never forget the oath they had taken and that they must try their best to inculcate that in their professional lives and to become role models for others joining this noble profession.
According to Dr Yasinzai, healthcare in Pakistan has always been ignored and treated as a stepchild. He underlined the need for a stronger scientific and institutional capacity to address healthcare problems and sustain health research capacity. He said the SCM was one of the best institutions, which was continuously striving to promote healthcare education in Pakistan.
Vice Admiral (retd) Muhammad Haroon said: “Doctors deal with the people suffering from various diseases and emotional distresses and their relatives seeing their dear ones parting their ways with them. So, learning at a medical college is aimed at gaining clinical competence as well as such individual traits which are essential for healthcare professionals.”
He observed the SCM had set up its repute and credibility as an outstanding medical college of the country in a very short span of time. “We are proud to have this fine institute as an affiliated college of Bahria University,” he said.


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