Muhammad Hafizurrachman Syarief, a former student of Medical Sciences Postgraduate Program, Faculty of Medicine of Universitas Gadjah Mada, breaks the record as a student who took the shortest period of study at UGM. He successfully completed his doctoral education in just over 1 year and 7 months. It is quite fast for postgraduate program which usually takes 3-4 years.
In a graduation ceremony which took place today, Wednesday (25/4), at Grha Saba Pramana Hafizurrachman successfully graduated cum laude with a GPA of 3.76.
The Indonesian Record Museum (MURI) will honor the man who is a lecturer at Faculty of Public Health, University of Indonesia, who has successfully completed the fastest study period.
The man born in Jakarta, 15 April 1959, said that his success is the result of hard work and discipline during his study. It is not all of a sudden. "We can succeed because of hard work," the man who had participated in UGM Rector Nomination for 2012-2017 said.
Hafizurrachman explained that he was not much different from other students. The difference is that he had taken a course program offered by the Faculty before the first semester started. "The course program was able to save me time for one semester. I took 6 credits done in three cities, 2 credits at University of Indonesia, 2 credits at UGM and 2 credits at Airlangga University to complement the topics of elective courses," he explained.
According to Hafizurrachman, he graduated fast because he did not encounter many obstacles in preparing his dissertation. Moreover, he fully knows the research methods because he also gives this course as his teaching subject. Since the early semester, Hafizurrachman has prepared the study design.
Previously, he had taken doctoral program in Jakarta State University. The Master graduate from the University of California, Berkeley, had never thought that he could pass the program in such a short period.