The Dean of the UGM Faculty of Pharmacy graduated and took the Fresh Pharmacist oath. In the second period of the 2019/2020 Academic Year, the UGM Faculty of Pharmacy graduated and took 172 new pharmacists' oaths.
This time, the Faculty of Pharmacy held online graduation with some representatives from the graduates. This online graduation was carried out considering that the Covid-19 pandemic situation has not allowed institutions to organize offline graduation.
"Even though this graduation was held during different conditions, we are still thankful because today we can attend the graduation ceremony and take the Fresh Pharmacist's oath. Before pandemic happened, this kind of graduation momentum was usually full of excitement whether it was held at UC or Grha Sabha Pramana," said Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy, Prof. Agung Endro Nugroho, M.Sc., Ph.D., Apt, at UC UGM on Thursday (5/11).
The Dean delivered that the Covid-19 pandemic that occurred in early 2020 had changed many things, including teaching and learning activities and offices. The Covid-19 pandemic surely drives many people to shift their previous habits to new adaptation (new normal).
Similar to a situation in a graduation ceremony and taking the oath of a New Pharmacist. This activity was carried out online and semi-offline to maintain the health and safety of ourselves and other people around.
"This condition is not ideal for us and may be very different from our expectations. But hopefully, this method does not depreciate the value, substance, and appreciation of the hard work that students have gone through on this beloved campus," he said.
UGM Faculty of Pharmacy has successfully graduated 172 Fresh Pharmacists in this Graduation and Oath-taking of New Pharmacists occasion for Period II of the 2019/2020 Academic Year. These 172 fresh pharmacists consist of 16 men and 156 women.
In this period's graduation, the Faculty of Pharmacy UGM has successfully graduated 7,569 Pharmacists, consisting of 2,181 men and 5,388 women. In this period, 169 or for about 98 percent of graduates certified cum laude.
As is known, as many as six graduates have certified cum laude with a perfect GPA of 4.00. Meanwhile, the graduates who were eligible for the Dexa Award are Cindy, Asa Salsabela Arianti Wijayanti, Ayusti Putri Hijriyanti, Dewi Tika Sari, Satita Dianasari, and Sylvia Meidi Astriawati and each with a GPA of 4.00.
"Next, the graduates who are qualified to receive the Kalbe Award are Bhagaskara Naufal Tranggono. It should be noted that Kalbe Group selected the awardee's candidate directly, which includes Psychological tests and interviews. Besides, the faculty also gives awards for graduates with the highest UKAI scores and goes to Sarah Nabila Hakim with a UKAI-CBT score of 93.9," he said.
Apart from their academic achievements, some of these fresh pharmacists have also brought the UGM Faculty of Pharmacy's good name by winning the Champion Trophy at national and international competitions. Not a few of the graduates have also carried out the recruitment process with several top stakeholders in Indonesia.
UGM Faculty of Pharmacy itself also carries some active recruitment processes. This condition shows that pharmacist graduates from UGM are very much awaited for their work at the national and international levels.
"Therefore, thank you all, and finally for graduates, we wish you happy luck into a new step of life. I hope you will always be successful in stepping life in the present and the future. Hopefully, you will frequently be taking part in the development of society, nation, and state. Moreover, don't forget to contribute some beneficial things that are necessary for preparedness and prevention of the spread of Covid-19," he concluded.
Several parties have attended the graduation and taking the oath, namely the Chairman of the National Pharmacy Committee, Chairman of the Central Board (PP) of the Indonesian Pharmacists Association, and regional administrators of the IAI Yogyakarta Special Region. Also attending were the Head of the DIY Health Office and lecturers, administrators/leaders, and academicians of the UGM Faculty of Pharmacy, President Director of PT. Dexa Group, President Director of PT. Kalbe Farma Group and others.
Author: Agung Nugroho
Translator: Natasa A