UGM Faculty of Pharmacy had officially released 46 new pharmacists on Wednesday (17/3). The new pharmacists' graduates also made a vow of pharmacists in the first of academic period 2020/2021.
The Dean of Faculty of Pharmacy, Prof. Apt. Agung Endro Nugroho, M.Si., Ph.D., congratulated the graduates. He encouraged them to overcome today's pandemic ever since the pandemic has hit the country and impactfully influenced many sectors, including the economic and socio-political sectors.
"Congratulations on your success in completing the study. We highly await your work in conducting various efforts to prevent the pandemic and encourage the implementation of covid-19 health protocols," Agung said.
Despite the negative impact, there is still a good value obtained from this pandemic condition. One of which is the tremendous development and innovation in the realm of technology. As a reflection, the organization of pharmacists' inauguration this time was held both offline and online to prevent the Covid-19 transmission. However, this mixed-implementation does not compromise the essence, substance, and appreciation for the UGM students' efforts and hard work.
On the other hand, the chairman of the Regional Board of the Indonesian Pharmacist Association DIY, Dr. Apt. Nanang Munif Yasin, M.Pharm., gave several pieces of advice to encourage pharmacists for the future. He encouraged pharmacists to always implement the SIAP values. SIAP values are including Skill, Innovation, Attitude, and Professionalism. Besides, he also asked the pharmacists to improve their competencies and honing skills through any improvement training. Not to mention, he also encouraged the pharmacists not to stop being innovative in the middle of the pandemic, always prioritizing noble ethics, maintaining professionalism, and doing the best for the community and the state.
"In the middle of a pandemic, pharmacists can have a lot of contribution to help the government in encouraging the 5M movement," he said.
The Faculty of Pharmacy had successfully released 46 new pharmacists, in which 45 of them successfully obtained cumlaude titles. To date, the Faculty of Pharmacy has released 7,165 pharmacist graduates.