KARACHI: Over 300 candidates who completed different courses in disciplines of medical sciences received their degrees at the annual convocation of the Sindh Institute of Urology Transplantation (SIUT) on Friday. The candidates included PhDs, Bachelors of Science, Nursing and postgraduates in the fields of medical science and other related fields.
Dr Francis Delmonico, a visiting professor from Harvard Medical School, was the chief guest at the event, and Dr Nancy Ascher from the University of California was the guest of honour.
The visiting professors felicitated the graduates, calling them fortunate to have obtained their education from SIUT, which enjoys an esteemed stature in the world of medicine. The professors hoped that the graduates will carry SIUT's torch of compassion while they serve society.
SIUT Director Prof Adib Rizvi said that the Sindh Institute of Medical Sciences (SIMS), which functions under SIUT, was established nearly 31 years ago to provide free education to those who wish to study medical sciences. The graduation of more than 300 students was like a dream come true because health and education are the birthright of every individual as per SIUT's philosophy, he said, while welcoming the graduates and other guests.
Noted journalist Zubeida Mustafa, who serves on the board of SIUT, also spoke at the event.
SIUT's educational programmes include postgraduate studies for doctors, school of nursing, school of medical technologists, biomedical ethicists and the centre for human genetics and molecular medicine.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 15th, 2018.