Dr. Tajudeen Sanusi, Registrar, Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN), says fifty-three new medical doctors and dental surgeons of the University of Port Harcourt have been inducted into the medical practice.
Dr. Sanusi made this known last Friday while administering the oaths to the new medical doctors and surgeons at the 43rd Induction/Oath-taking ceremony at the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT).
According to Sanusi, 32 of the inductees are medical doctors while 21 are dental surgeons.
He said the number of the newly inducted physicians has further increased the number of qualified physicians in the country. He said Nigeria in recent years had been faced with shortage of medical practitioners partly due to preference of some to practice their trade abroad.
The Registrar commended UNIPORT for producing top-notch medical graduates, urging the university to maintain its qualitative education standard in the country.
While speaking, the Vice Chancellor of UNIPORT, Prof. Ndowa Lale, stated that the university was currently expanding its facilities by focusing on admission of more students in various medical programs in the university.
He added by saying that the institution would soon complete its Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences complex and the Department of Anatomy building, with funding from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND).
One of the inductees, Dr. Ezinne Okoronkwo, expressed happiness over her graduation, having spent seven years training to become a dental surgeon.