Hippocratic Oath and White Coat Ceremony
30 August 2018

Ethics and professionalism urged on graduating doctors whilst first years mark beginning of MBBS journey at Management and Science University (MSU)

Management and Science University (MSU) held its traditional Hippocratic Oath and White Coat Ceremony three days away from its 23rd Convocation.

Taking on the Hippocratic pledge of over a hundred new doctors graduating from the MSU Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) programme, the ceremony also signified the beginning of a medical career. The White Coat Ceremony had senior members of the university helping the first years don their white lab coat, which is emblematic of the medical profession and symbolic of the medical training about to be embarked upon.

Professor Tan Sri Dato’ Wira Dr Mohd Shukri Ab Yajid urged the graduating Class of 2018 doctors to move forward into their medical career observing ethics, exercising professionalism, and avoiding parochialism.

“Never trade ethics and professionalism for anything else. Move beyond your MBBS qualification with a moral backbone and a higher purpose. Don’t just be a local doctor but go out into the world and make an impact.”

The MSU President urged continuous improvement through the Kaizen principle.

“Make today better than yesterday, and tomorrow better than today.”