Anambra State University Teaching Hospital Starts Clinical Training
Anambra State University Teaching Hospital yesterday received 13 medical students, being its first batch of trainees for clinical training from the Anambra State University’s Faculty of Medicine in Uli.
The induction of the students was sequel to the recent accreditation of the newly constructed teaching hospital by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria and the National University Commission, which cleared it to start clinical training of medical doctors as well as run a medical school after inspection of its facilities.
The students who were 13 in number were said to be those who scaled through their second MB examination out of about 86 that started with the university’s faculty of Medicine. Their induction commences a three-year journey that will see them through their third, fourth and fifth MB examinations to qualify as medical doctors.
Speaking to the students after they have been officially inducted, the institution’s provost of college of medicine, Prof Frank Akpuaka admonished the students to ensure that they comply with laid down rules, while commending them for their steadfastness.
Akpuaka who announced to the students that they will be coming to lectures from Holy Family village, Amansea where they will be camped explained that the measure is to keep the students in a quiet environment where they can concentrate on their studies as their practice will deal with lives on graduation and required hard work.
Prof Amobi Ilika, immediate past commissioner for health in Anambra state told journalists that the induction is very significant in Anambra State as it marks the beginning of the manifestations of some of the achievement of the Mr Peter Obi-led government.
Speaking after the induction ceremony, the leader of the students, Mr Onyebuchi Izumba told journalists that they are particularly grateful to the state governor for completing and accrediting the teaching Hospital for their training unlike past students who have had to be sent to facilities in other states.
*Photo Caption - First set of students of Anambra State Teaching Hospital during their induction at the Newly accredited College of Medicine and Anambra State Teaching Hospital, Awka.