Faculty of Medicine UGM again inaugurated 18 new foreign doctors on Wednesday (23/12) in the Auditorium of the Faculty. Eight male doctors and ten female doctors who are newly inaugurated come from Malaysia. Their average of study period is 5 years and 5 months with average GPA of 3.02. The best graduate is Syafura binti Ibrahim from Selangor with GPA of 3.50. Up to now, the Faculty has inaugurated 6,957 doctors.
Dean Prof. dr. Ali Ghufron Mukti, M.Sc., Ph.D., in his opening speech delivered his congratulation and appreciation to the 18 doctors who passed through a long process in the international program. â€œFaculty of Medicine is very proud to have you here and to have made contribution in producing doctors. You're not done at this point here, but this is the start to dedicate yourselves for the sake of health of Malaysian people and the world,â€ said Gufron.
Ghufron also said that to pass medical education at UGM is not easy. To get into the international program of doctor, the participants should pass tight selection. Each year, the Faculty only admits 50-80 candidates of 200-400 Malaysians who registered. â€œUGM Faculty of Medicine is the best choice. Nowadays, we are the 103rd in the worldâ€™s ranking, the 12th in Asia and the best Faculty of Medicine in Indonesia,â€ he added.
In that occasion, Ghufron advised them to behave and always dedicate themselves to humanity and enhance moral values and medical ethics.
Meanwhile, Chairman of Indonesian Doctors Association (IDI) Yogyakarta, dr. Bambang Suryono Suwondo, Sp.An., KIC, said that the new graduates would be trained by IDI's similar professional organization in Malaysia . He hoped that they can adapt with their surrounding society. â€œIf you work in Java, observe Javanese values. If in Malaysia, you should observe the local values there. The very important thing is to train yourselves and update your knowledge,â€ he advised.
Chairman of Health Agency of Yogyakarta, dr. Bondan Agus Suryanto, S.E., M.A., hoped that the doctors are not trapped in recent issues on hospital management business and attention to cure people.â€ There is an issue in health affairs which is pro- business or pro-people. New doctors who have just taken medical oath may not lose their identity in implementing medical values,â€ he ended.