KARACHI: A Commencement day and white coat ceremony of 8th batch of BDS was recently organized by Bahria University Medical and Dental College (BUMDC). This inaugural day was of greatest importance in a dental student’s life making headway towards the noblest profession of all times. Rear admiral Retd. Imtiaz Ahmed, (HI) M, Director General, BUMDC honored the ceremony by his presence as a Chief Guest.
The ceremony proceeded with a welcome address by the Principal Dental Section, Prof. Dr. Wahab Buksh Kadri. This was followed by a detailed overview about the academic years of study program of BDS, infrastructure of the institute and its accomplishments by Vice Principal Dental Section, Dr. Kulsoom Fatima Rizvi. She further enlightened the audience about the faculty development programs through workshops and seminars that are conducted annually. A short video clip of a journey towards 8 years of establishment in making of the institute was displayed before the audience.
The chief guest addressed the gathering giving students a warm welcome and further guiding parents and guardians to remain vigilant with the policies and rules set by the system and keep an eye on students’ performance throughout their academic period. He advised students to remain devoted to the profession by showing hard work and discipline.
Senior faculty of Bahria University Medical and Dental College presented white coats to the newly inducted students in the world of dentistry as a tradition. Oath-taking was also an integral part of the ceremony. Dr.Mushtaq Ahmed, Head of Department Periodontology took oath from newly inducted dental students.
Later, a Sign-In ceremony was held for students along with their parents, as a symbol of becoming part of this institution.
The ceremony ends with a group photograph and refreshments.