The university of Ilorin welcomed 130 medical doctors into the medical profession at her 37th Induction program at the University’s main Auditorium on Tuesday, 30th November 2021.
The induction program which was held to welcome new medical doctors into the medical profession after their 6years academic program had in attendance the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Abdulkareem Age, and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research Technology and Innovation, Prof. Olayinka Buhari with other dignitaries from on and off-campus. Among them was The representative of the Kwara state deputy governor, Umar Ibrahim; the medical elders, Prof. Wahab Johnson and Dr. Folorunsho; The Deans faculties of clinical and basic clinical sciences; the provost COHS, O.T Adedoyin; Director-General Medical Institute of Research, Prof. Salako; Representative of the Chairman NMA Kwara state chapter, Mr. Dayo Aderibigbe, and the Guest speaker, Prof Soladoye Ayodele Olufemi.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof Abdulkareem Age in his welcome address congratulated the new inductees on the successful completion of their academic program despite the challenges the surge of COVID-I9 brought. He also noted that the University of Ilorin was the only school in Nigeria that did not lose any academic session despite the Covid-19.
He appealed to the medical and dental council of Nigeria to increase the quota for medicine from 150 to 200. He advised the new doctors to always be updated to remain relevant as the medical practice is a dynamic field. In his words, “Do not gamble with people’s lives”
The college provost, O. T Adedoyin enjoined the inductees to always remember their alma mater when they become successful. He said it was a way of giving back to the school and the nation at large. He reminded them that as physicians their primary concern was their patients, they care for them as God does for us, “Heal your patient to the best of your ability but avoid playing God”, he said.
In the induction lecture titled “Medical practice in the new norm,” Prof. Soladoye discussed the history and evolution of medicine, and the numerous areas of practice available within and outside Nigeria
reiterating that, “Patient care should always be foremost in your deliberations.”
The registrar, MDCN cautioned the new doctors to always be careful in their practice stating the rules and laws guiding medical doctors as written in the medical book of ethics. After which he recited the oath and the new inductees affirmed the oath, officially becoming doctors.
As tradition, the new doctors performed the three bows; giving honour to whom honour was due. The first to the University, the second to the Provost and Chief Medical Director, and the third to the Parents and Guardians. Following that, Prof. Katibi, in his vote of thanks, urged the new doctors not to allow problems to define them, but rather to address them.
It was announced that the best graduating students for the medical class of 2020 are Dr. Haliru Ganiyat Eyitayo and Dr. Ibrahim Fuad Rolayo.