10th convocation of the Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (LUMHS) in Jamshoro

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Graduates share smiles at convocation
HYDERABAD, It was like an Eid day for jubilant and overjoyed graduates who did not tire of hugging and taking pictures of each other as they received medals and degrees at the 10th convocation of the Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (LUMHS) in Jamshoro on Saturday.

Once again, girls have outshone and outdone boys by clinching most of the top positions.

The convocation’s proceedings were presided over by a senior judge of Supreme Court, Justice Amir Hani Muslim, who conferred degrees and medals on future doctors. A total of 429 degrees of MBBS, 82 of BDS, 98 of nursing and 138 of post-graduation were distributed.

The beaming doctors described long years of their studies as an interesting journey from a mere novice to a fully fledged qualified doctor.

“LUMHS, the first public sector medical university in Pakistan ranked number one by the Higher Education Commission, has been an amazing place for me,” said a veil-observing
Samra Khan, who was declared the LUMHS’s best graduate of 2010 MBBS batch.

She advised students to sincere with none other than themselves. She plans to go for FCPS and MRCP. “Students need to broaden their vision. Don’t confine yourself to books, take help from internet also because it is an important source for information,” she said.

Sonia Kumari, declared the best graduate of BDS 2010 with seven gold medals, said she opted for BDS as her mother wanted one of her daughters to be a doctor in dentistry. “Two of my sisters had done MBBB so I did what my mother expected of me,” she said.

Alima Mohsin who clinched six gold medals for outstanding numbers in BDS was all praise for teachers. “All teachers are experienced and cooperative, environment for studies in the university is very encouraging,” she said.

She proposed that subject of ‘dental material’ should be taught in the second or third year instead of the first year. “It is material based and students found it hard to comprehend,” she said.

Sandeep Kumar Bhatti secured sixth position among top 10 MBBS 2010 students and believes girls work harder than boys. “That is why girls have captured top positions and boys lagged behind,” he said.

He said that entry test for admission had entirely changed the atmosphere because now the students reached the university after having filtered through the test.

Misbah Majeed Arain who obtained the first position in MBBS pointed out that doctors avoided going to rural areas because they could not continue higher studies from there. “I didn’t study for position I just had a positive approach to completing my studies with sincerity,” she said.

Earlier, addressing the convocation, Justice Muslim urged the new graduates to be good, patient-friendly and competent doctors.

The university’s vice-chancellor Naushad Shaikh told the audience that skill lab for undergraduate students would be ready by January 2012 to provide standardised training and evaluation of basic clinical skills necessary in physician-patient encounter.

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