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Graduation ceremony at UNic medical school

New graduates and faculty at the medical school

The fifth graduation ceremony of the University of Nicosia medical school took place at the Cyprus state theatre in Nicosia on May 9.
Among the invited guests were the president of the House of Representatives, the health minister who delivered the keynote address on behalf of the president, the British high commissioner, the Israeli ambassador, the president of the Cyprus Medical Association, and relatives and friends of the graduates from USA, Canada, Australasia, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.
In his keynote speech President Anastasiades referred to the benefits that will emerge when the proposed legislation for the cooperation between the country’s medical schools and the state and private hospitals is passed. He welcomed the initiative by the University of Nicosia Medical School to establish the first university primary care centre within the national health system and stated that, through the operation of these centres, clinical faculty and medical students will benefit from clinical practice. Doctors in public hospitals will also have the opportunity to take part in the exchange of academic activities, knowledge and best practice.
The principal of St George’s University of London, with which the University of Nicosia cooperates on the MBBS medical programme, attended the ceremony. She was joined by faculty of the medical centres with which the school collaborates in the USA, the UK, Israel, and Cyprus.
Professor of Psychiatry and Health Care Management Shlomo Noy was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Science (Medicine) in acknowledgment of his distinguished career in the medical profession and research innovation, and for his efforts in helping to establish the relationship between the University of Nicosia medical school, Tel Aviv University and Sheba Medical Centre.
The ceremony ended with the new medical graduates publicly taking the Hippocratic Oath.
The graduating students had completed the following four programmes of study: MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery), Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences, Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare and Biomedical Education, and Master of Science in Family Medicine.

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