As many as 34 students of pharmaceutical profession programme of Faculty of Pharmacy UGM were inaugurated on Tuesday (20/3) in University Club UGM.
After taking their oath of profession in front of academic community, parents, and UGM partners, the new pharmacists can now start work in pharmaceutical areas.
Dean of Faculty of Pharmacy UGM, Prof. Agung Endro Nugroho, M.Si., Ph.D., Apt., congratulated the new graduates, mentioning that they had made outstanding achievements, because as many as 27 graduates or 79% had graduated Cum Laude. Some of them had also made achievements in national and international competitions.
Seeing this, the Dean said he was convinced UGM graduates had better competence than others and that they would be reliable pharmacists. He reminded them, however, not to easily get satisfied with their achievements, but try to improve their capacities for the future.
UGM pharmaceutical graduates, he said, need to prepare themselves for the industrial revolution 4.0. To meet the challenge of this era, not just competence is needed but also technology skills and social competence.
“Soft skills will not wane, so we need to have them,” he said.
Speech was also delivered by Chairman of Indonesian Association of Pharmacists for Yogyakarta area, Wimbuh Dumadi, S.Si., Apt.
He reminded the new graduates to maintain integrity and service quality based on the oath of profession, and dedicate themselves to the general public.
“I hope you can all contribute to all Indonesian societies. Hopefully, you can also practice professionally, responsibly, and in compliance with ethical codes based on the oath of pharmacist,” he said.