Hyderabad, June 28th, 2019 : The 2nd batch of Medical Graduates (batch of 2013) from The Apollo Medical College, passed out and received their degrees at a glittering Convocation ceremony, on Friday at N Convention Centre, Madhapur.
Chief Guest Prof. B.M. Hegde, Former Vice-Chancellor, Manipal University, Manipal and Guest of Honor Dr. Raghupathi Rao Nandanavanam, Senior Consultant, Apollo Hospitals, Jubilee Hills; presented the MBBS Degree Certificates to 94 graduate students at The Apollo Medical College’s second convocation ceremony. Also present on the occasion were Dr Dilip Mathai, Dean, Apollo Institute of Medical Sciences and Research; Prof Krishna Kumari, Medical Superintendent, Apollo Institute of Medical Sciences and Research.
Prof. B.M. Hegde said, today you accomplished your dream of becoming a Doctor. As a Doctor you are a role model to the society, to maintain that stature you need to have an impeccable character, need to be kind to your patients and well equipped to handle the toughest of the situation. Being a Doctor is a great responsibility, good doctor is a good human being first and that is what can win the confidence of the patient, which is what also gets you the respect from the patient and the society on the whole. The biggest challenge doctors’ face is keeping abreast with the advances in the medical field. Every month 7% new knowledge is added to the medical field and any one not in tune with the change for even six months will find himself out of place, so must fast paced is the development, therefore always strive to be abreast. To be a doctor is a privilege, honour and a rare opportunity, therefore ensure you do your best by professional standards to keep up the esteem of the medical community and make your alma mater proud of you.
The medical graduates were administered the Hippocratic Oath on the occasion and meritorious students were felicitated with medals. The Chairman Dr Prathap C. Reddy Gold Medal for the Best Outgoing Student of the College, was presented to Dr Divya Sudireddy, she also bagged 5 gold medals for her consistent academic brilliance, all through the MBBS course.
Speaking on the occason Dr Dilip Mathai, said, Apollo Medical College is in its infancy stage with just the second batch going out, but is already taking great strides. The very first batch had 25% of its students getting Post graduation seats, I am not aware of many institutions accomplishing such heights. The educational ecosystem here gave you a telescopic view of your subject, with the enormous opportunities awaiting, you are on the threshold of achieving bigger things. But remember to make your mark by being of value to the society, chose the right role model and take inspiration from him, and make the Alma mater proud of your accomplishments.