FK UNAIR Dean Inaugurates 169 Three Year Medicine Program Graduates

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Dean of FK UNAIR Prof. Soetojo inaugurating 169 D-III FK UNAIR graduates on Wednesday September 15. (Photo: Bambang Bes)

UNAIR NEWS – Dean of Faculty of Medicine (FK) Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR) Prof. Dr. Soetojo, dr., Sp.U(K), inaugurated and took 169 three year medicine program graduates in FK hall on Wednesday, September 15. This ceremony managed by FK UNAIR was the last one as the next will be managed by Faculty of Vocations (FV) with other 17 three year programs.

The ceremony was attended by Vice Rector I UNAIR Prof. Joko Santoso, dr., Sp.PD-KGH., Ph.D., FINASIM, other officials of the faculty, FK professors, Dean of Faculty of Vocations (FV) UNAIR, H. Widi Hidayat, SE., M.Si., Ak., with FV vice deans and the guests and parents of the graduates.

There were 169 D-III graduates with 50 from Radiology, 42 from Physiotherapy and each 38 from Medical Analyst and Traditional Healer UNAIR.

In his address, Dean of FK Prof. Soetojo encouraged the graduates to dedicate their knowledge and skills in the outer regions or outside Java, not only in the city. By serving there, they will gain a lot of experiences.

“I’m sure you all taught and you learned all skills necessary to be best graduates of this three year medicine program FK UNAIR.  They are important to build your confidence in working with other medical staff and providing excellent service to the community,” said the professor of Urology FK UNAIR.

Dean of FK also said that they should be grateful as there are many people who want to be at their place in D-III UNAIR. The program is limited and they became the alumni so they should be grateful.

It was elaborated too that the program was established on September 24, 1984 based on a decree of Ditjen DIKTI No. 0117/DIKTI/Kep/1984 on Non Medical Degree Faculty (FNGK) Faculty of Medicine (FK) Universitas Airlangga. Prof. Soetojo said that at first two diploma programs, D-III Medical Analyst and D-III Physiotherapy, were not very popular. But in 2000 they started getting much popularity and its graduates have been spread around Indonesia.

Vice Rector I UNAIR Prof. Djoko Santoso explained that the graduates have strategic roles as doctors’ partners. Therefore, he asked them to serve with great belief on their knowledge and skills professionally.

”Don’t hesitate to collaborate with other medical staff. Furthermore, your oath is sacred so don’t break it,” said prof. Djoko Santoso, who was also former Vice Dean II FK UNAIR.

Vice Director RSUD Dr. Soetomo, Endang Damayanti, dr., M.Kes., M.Hum also stated her support. She asked them to always obey the professional ethics and rules of medical staff, so they could give excellent medical service.

”Do your best with your authority and expertise you have. Why I emphasized on this, because there are many cases happened out of their authority,” said dr. Endang Damayanti. (*)

Author: Bambang Bes

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